It's still early in the recruitment process for 2013 wide receiver Sebastian LaRue, but that hasn't stopped him from getting in the game.
To say that Larue was impressed with his first visit would be an understatement. After his recent trip to Arizona State, the Southern California native didn't have enough good things to report.
"I really loved the campus," he gushed. "Everything about it is beautiful, I just love it."
"The coaches are really cool," he continued. "It was kind of hot, but I liked it at night because it never gets cold. You never need a jacket out there, that's what I like."
The sophomore in high school who just made the choice to transfer from Orange Lutheran to Santa Monica High School is already looking ahead to his next decision.
"It's actually convenient," he says. "If I were to fly, it'd be like 45 minutes and then the tram is just right there by the school. It would be very easy to get from home to school and everything."
After meeting with the coaching staff and taking a tour of campus, Larue attended ASU's spring game at Sun Devils Stadium. Yet again, the talented recruit was wooed.
"I liked the offense and their tempo," he shared. "As a receiver, I loved the spread offense."
"I thought they had a really small receiver, but quarterback Mike Bercovici told me that he was the best route runner on the team. So I watched him, and he really is the best route runner on the team," he said, referring to Aaron Pflugrad. "Seeing that just made me want to go home and work on my routes; it really inspired me."
Though formally admitting to favoring schools in the Pac-12, Larue now insists that he is completely wide open.
"I just feel like there's a lot of world for me to see," he explains. "No list at this point, I'm open to everything."
Despite a newfound desire to break away from his comfort zone, it's safe to say that a certain Pac-12 school did not disappoint the young receiver last weekend.
So overall would he say Tempe was a great experience?
"Yeah, very great," Larue answered. "I could definitely picture myself there."