"Everything is bigger (than Tucson) and there is a lot more to do. The facilities really impressed me and also the coaches who are really laid back. I have a real cool relationship with coach Bryce Erickson and me and him get along very well. I felt comfortable up there."
Carey guided CDO to a 13-1 record by rushing for 1,754 yards and 26 TDs. The running back mentioned that the Sun Devil staff talked to him about how he would fit in the maroon and gold's offense, and throughout the season he has been impressed with the scheme Arizona State has been employing.
"I really like how the spread the ball," Carey stated, "and that really helps open the lanes for the running backs. I like this offense a lot."
USC and Colorado are two other schools that have pursued Carey in recent weeks, but the Oro Valley product decided not to leave the state for college. Therefore, the already intense competition between ASU and Arizona has naturally become a staple of the recruitment of this Tucson-area prospect.
"Yes, I would say it's been difficult," Carey confessed. "I came back from my (ASU) visit and I got an earful (laughs). I wanted to visit there so I can keep my options open. I knew I was going to stay in Arizona, so why not look at ASU? "I don't have a schedule for my decision. Whenever I feel comfortable that is when I will make my decision. I have to go home and think about both schools and just measure everything out."