Fresno Duo Enjoys ASU Visit

Edison High School wide receiver Brandon Breazell and defensive end Lawrence Ball discuss their just concluded official visit to the Sun Devils.

"It was pretty exciting." said the 5'11 ½ 155 Breazell on his visit. "My host was Tyrice Thompson. I got treated great over there. They showed me the town, I got to go to some parties, I toured the campus – I didn't know it was that big."

"I liked the dorm rooms;" Breazell continued. "They weren't as small as you would imagine a dorm room to be. They have the best stadium and facilities. I liked the coaches a lot. They're friendly and you can tell they know what they're talking about."

The Edison wide receiver already visited Washington State, and claimed that both that trip and the ASU one very somewhat comparable. "Both trips were outstanding," he said, "and I was treated the same. It's just that there's more to do down there at Arizona State." He added that he had one more trip scheduled to Oregon in January, and that won't necessarily be his last official visit. "I don't have my last two trips scheduled yet," exclaimed Breazell. "But I do want to take all five trips to make sure I know what I'm looking for."

Breazell considers himself as shifty and quick (runs a 4.5) player who uses his height and speed to make big plays. He said that he's far from deciding where wants to go, and that an opportunity to contribute right away may not be a vital factor in his decision. "Playing time is important to me," he stated. "But if I'm not ready then I'm OK with redshirting. I want to a place where I know I can fit in and enjoy myself."

Breazell had qualified academically. The ASU coaches are scheduled to make an in-home visit sometime in January.

The 6-4 255 Lawrence Ball shared the same feelings as his high school teammate had in the trip to Tempe. "The visit was cool. I liked the academic support they offer. They answered all the questions I had. I enjoyed seeing the town. I loved the stadium. It was lots a fun."

"The coaches are a great group of guys," continued Ball. "They really want to push you to succeed in football and school. You can tell that you're never by yourself; your coach is always there for you. They can give you help at any given time."

ASU was Ball's first visit, and does plan to trip to at least three more schools. "I'm trying to look at all my options," said the defensive end. "I want to see where I fit in and what's the best place for me. I'm still gonna visit Oregon, Washington State, and Utah in January." When we asked what factors will determine his decision he replied: "I'm gonna look at what's best for me. How will I adapt to my surroundings? Will I play or not? Things like that..."

Ball's host player was defensive end Ishmael Thrower. He told us that both Thrower and the coaching staff emphasized how much help Ball could provide to ASU's thin numbers on the front four.

The ASU coaching staff is scheduled to visit Ball in a few weeks. Ball told us that he's still working on his academics, but he felt he was "almost there" as far as qualifying.

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