Arizona State already has a record four instate commitments from Scottsdale Saguaro in its 2017 class and is now hoping to add a fifth.
Sean Seawards, a late-rising 6-foot-4, 320 pound offensive guard, was offered a scholarship by the Sun Devils on Monday, just one day after he concluded an official visit to UCLA.
Earlier this month Seawards committed to Boise State following an official visit to the school. He then backed away from that pledge when the Bruins offered and new ASU offensive line coach Josh Henson got involved.
"He got hired about a week ago and the first day he went out recruiting he came to Saguaro and started to recruit me," Seawards said. "He told me then that he liked me, so it wasn't really a surprise when ASU offered me a scholarship today.
"It's going to be tough (deciding on a school). So much has happened very quickly but I'm planning to announce my commitment either tonight or maybe tomorrow."
Whether he picks ASU or UCLA, Seawards will be going with an offensive line teammate to college. At ASU, guard/center prospect Corey Stephens has been committed to the Sun Devils since last June. Stephens is one of four Saguaro players currently in the ASU class, joined by safety K.J. Jarrell, rush end Kyle Soelle and tight end Jared Poplawski. Another senior member of the Sabercats, lineman Jax Wacaser, committed to the Bruins just two weeks ago.
"I liked it out there a lot," Wacaser told Scout of his UCLA visit. "It was a nice campus and I got along with the players. I really like the coaches and the new offensive line coach (Hank) Fraley, he's a really good guy. He told me he sees me as a guard and he can't wait to get me some snaps."
Seawards said he connected well with Henson and is intrigued by the idea of playing with as many as four of his current teammates at ASU.
"It's a good opportunity," Seawards said. "I'm happy to get the offer and it would be really nice to be able to keep playing with some of my teammates from Saguaro. It's not going to be an easy decision because a lot has happened in such a short time."