Sun Devils in Ulloa Top-3

Arizona State was ahead of the curve with a scholarship offer for safety prospect Chacho Ulloa, and he hasn't forgotten it.

California safety prospect Chacho Ulloa has narrowed down his recruitment to three teams and Arizona State is one of them.

The 3-star recruit from Corona Centennial High School in Corona, Calif., released a top five but said three schools, Arizona State, Notre Dame and Stanford have separated themselves.

At this point in the summer Ulloa said all three teams are contenders and wanted to make it clear that they are all neck and neck in the race for his bid.

“Whoever reads this or anything like that, I love ASU, I love Notre Dame and I love Stanford,” Ulloa said. “I love all three of them. I just got to see what’s best for me and my decision for the next four years.”

Ulloa is a 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety prospect. He is the No. 6 ranked safety in California and No. 31 in the country. reported last week that Ulloa visited Notre Dame. He said it was his second visit with the Irish.

He already visited ASU in the spring and said he took an unofficial trip to Stanford. Going forward in his recruitment, he wants to take another unofficial visit to both ASU and Stanford.

Ulloa has been talking with ASU safeties coach Chris Ball and they have been trying to find a date for another visit in July.

After taking his unofficial visits, Ulloa said he wants to take official visits to ASU, Notre Dame and Stanford. Once his official visits are done, he said he should make a commitment.

Ulloa said there are a couple reasons why he is still interested in the Sun Devils and why they will be in it till the end.

He said he likes ASU because its coaches showed interest in him early, he respects the staff, he loves the way the players practice and enjoys the fact Arizona is close to his home in Southern California.

Ulloa said the first two schools to offer him scholarships were Boise State and Utah. Then, he did not receive much contact with any schools.

“I went through probably like a six month period where I didn’t have any recruitment,” Ulloa said. “So they were the first ones to come out and offer me and they kind of kick started my whole spring recruitment really. So they were the first ones to kind of like recognize that I was able to play and that’s what I liked about them.”

Ulloa said he usually communicates with Ball, offensive coordinator Mike Norvell and head coach Todd Graham occasionally. If he did choose to play at ASU, his position coach would be Ball.

“Coach Ball is a great coach,” Ulloa said. “I’ve seen it myself and I’ve heard that from many of the people I train with so that gives me great recognition.”

On his second visits to ASU and Stanford, Ulloa said he wants to research specific details about each school. When he goes to Stanford again he wants to tour the campus, the dorms and see where he might be living.

On his second trip to ASU, Ulloa said he wants to see another practice and talk with current players.

“I want to see what the players have to say about the coaches rather than the coaches themselves,” Ulloa said.

Ulloa does not have a date set for his next unofficial visit to ASU.

Ulloa is also teammates with Centennial 3-star cornerback Kentrell Love, whom ASU is also recruiting hard.

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