Visit fulfills expectations for Pedroza

It's rare for a prospect to commit to a school without visiting it first. Nonetheless, Quinton Pedroza's visit to Tempe only reaffirmed the decision he made over two weeks ago to pledge to the Sun Devils.

"It was a great visit," said the 6-3 205 Quinton Pedroza who took his official trip to Arizona State this past weekend. "I had fun touring the school, hanging out with my host T.J. (Simpson) and meeting the rest of the players.

"This visit really fulfilled my expectations of what I thought of the school so that was good."

In the 2010 season Pedroza, who reported a 40-yard time of 4.49, played both as a wide receiver and a defensive back for the 11-1 Chino (Calif.) Cowboys. It was his first and only year of playing football. On offense he hauled in 54 catches for 1,078 yards and 16 TD's. He also posted two rushing scores. On defense he collected 67 total tackles, four interceptions and two defended passes. He averaged over 15 yards per punt return and over 31 yards per kick return.

Pedroza who is being recruited by ASU's wide receivers coach Steve Broussard sat down during his visit with Broussard and some other members of the Sun Devil staff to discuss his possible role on the team.

"They are recruiting me as an athlete because they said I could play on both sides of the ball," Pedroza remarked, "at wide receiver or safety. It just all depends how I do when I come in there and start practicing. I prefer to play on offense but I want to be in a position where I can help the team.

"Wherever the coaches feel comfortable playing me at, that is where I'm going to play."

Pedroza was offered by both Boise State and Utah and actually took a visit to the later a couple of weekends ago. However, the visit he took to the school he pledged to has sealed the deal for the Chino athlete.

"I'm 100 percent solid to Arizona State," he said.


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