Following a weekend visit to Arizona State the culminated with a scholarship offer, Langston Frederick said two schools have separated from others in his recruitment.
"After taking that visit up there, probably Michigan State and Arizona State are my top two, and pretty close too, really close," Frederick said.
A 5-foot-10, 180 pound cornerback at Clear Spring High School in League City, Texas, Frederick recently decided to see the Sun Devils in person after getting closer with secondary coach T.J. Rushing.
"We've been in touch since spring ball and then in the last couple weeks me and coach Rushing have just been talking a lot," Frederick said. "Me and my uncle had talked about going up there for a visit so we ended up taking the visit and it went great.
"All the people were really friendly and the facilities they have have coming in the next year or two are going to be really nice. The coaches are real straightforward and tell you all the things you have to do if you want to make it to the next level and become that elite athlete that you want to be."
Frederick connected with ASU head coach Todd Graham and got a strong sense for his personality as well as the program's style of play.
"He knows where I come from," Frederick said. "We're both from Texas. He knows what I come from and my mindset with football and everything. I like to play physical and play a lot of man and want to go to a school that does just that. They do that at ASU plus they blitz their corners a lot, which really fits me."
This was the first time Frederick has been to Arizona and he said the weather and area was better than he expected, and not as bad as summers in the Houston-area where he lives.
"It's hot but the weather is not comparable at all," he said. "It's hot and humid here. When we were out there it wasn't even that bad. Me and my uncle got out there and thought it was going to be a straight desert but it was really, really nice."
Known as a physical corner, Frederick claims a 440 pound squat. Iowa State, Minnesota and Missouri have reportedly extended a scholarship offer in addition to ASU and Michigan State.
"At first I was just a person out there having fun, playing football," he said. "The whole recruiting process, I didn't think it was going to be like this at all. It makes me feel good like I'm one of the elite players in the state but it's like 'dang, I'm going to come to a point where I have to make a decision.'
"I'm probably thinking about just making my commitment toward the middle of my season or end of my season."