ASU Coaches Visit Four-Star Shooting Guard

Tyler Dorsey has always held Arizona State in high regard, and as the recruiting process winds down the Sun Devils remain on the short list for this Pasadena (Calif.) Maranatha High School 2015 standout. Earlier this week the entire ASU staff had an in-home visit with Dorsey, and the four-star prospect discussed that visit and his overall recruiting process with Devils Digest.

“The recruiting with Arizona State is actually going real good,” Dorsey said. “When the coaches were here I really got a better feel for them and that is what the visit was really for. I really like Coach Herb (Sendek). He’s a genuine dude. They told me how they were going to use me in their style of play. I watched a lot of their games from last season, and I like how they get up and down the court and that is my style of play.

“It was good getting a feel for them and building the relationship even more. I’m looking forward to my official visit in a couple of weeks (October 17th) over there and get a feel for the school environment.”

Scout.com recruiting analysts describe the 6-4 180-pound Tyler Dorsey, ranked 11th nationally among the 2015 shooting guards, as someone who “uses his dribble to set up jumpers, elevates nicely and has a quick release. He's a fine athlete as well who scores impressively in transition and around the hoop.” Getting stronger and improving decision making as a passer are some areas the analysts said need improvement in Dorsey’s game.

“The (ASU) coaches said that if I came there I would be a lead guard,” Dorsey remarked, “that can bring my scoring ability, be a triple-double player on the court and being a leader who will try and run the team. Coming in as a freshman they know I can be a leader on the floor.

“I feel like my strong points are my scoring and rebounding. Building strength my senior year and getting my body ready for college is something I need to work on and gain 5-10 pounds.”

To date Dorsey, a one-time Arizona commit, has visited Oregon and Colorado. Kansas and Arizona State will be the next schools he trips to this week and next. California is scheduled as the destination of his fifth and last official visit on October 24th. Nonetheless, even after all his official visits have concluded it’s not a given that Dorsey will sign in the early November signing period.

“Those are my top five schools and I don’t like one or two schools more than the others,” Dorsey stated. “I’m taking this recruiting process all the way through and doing my homework. At this point I’m not sure if I will sign in November or April.

“When I choose a school I will go with my gut feeling and what is the best situation for me. I’m going to look at which coach I vibe with the most.”


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