Dominic Fredrickson attended Arizona State's Northern California satellite camp at Contra Costa College in the second week of June, and just days later he ventured to Tempe for the first time during the Sun Devils' Elite Camp. The lineman originally was scheduled to be just an observer in the later event, but did end up participating in the last 20 minutes or so that day, receiving individual instruction from ASU's offensive line coach, Chris Thomsen.
"I had a good time at the Contra Costa camp," Frederickson said. "The camp that had here (in Tempe) was pretty much the same deal, but it was good to come here and see the coaches. They like me at center a lot. Coach Thomsen wanted to see if I could snap, so at the end of today (in the Elite Camp) I snapped a little bit and showed them that I could play center.
"Coach Thomsen definitely didn't think I'd be able to snap as good as I was. That's what he told me, and he liked the way my lower body moved after I snapped and how I moved and zoned and stuff."
The 6-3, 314-pound Fredrickson said that the ASU scheme and the school itself have been very appealing to him during the recruiting process.
"I like the system that they run because they throw defenses off balance," Frederickson noted. "They run a lot, but also make big plays with their passing. They win games, so that'll definitely be a factor in my decision. The coaching staff was the thing that impressed me the most on the visit. They're all pretty cool and down to earth. They talk to you and don't just treat you like you're just another person out there. They actually take the time to get to know you, which is pretty cool."
"The facilities are nice. They're really good. The city of Tempe is nice. The people said it was really hot but it's not that bad. Where I'm from we get the same type of weather. It was a nice area. I liked it."
"Washington State is recruiting me pretty hard," Frederickson commented, "Nevada, Cal, Washington, and USC are too. I'm not taking anymore visits and I'm probably going to commit sometime in late July or early August.
"When it's time for me to decide, I'm going to look and see what kind of offense the team runs. The type of people they are in general and how the coaches are. That's pretty much it. The offense and the system, the coaches, and just all together how I fit in."