Lone Star Linebacker Checks out ASU

Chad Lindsey committed to Texas A&M back in April of 2004. However, he has been having some second thoughts concerning that decision, and decided to explore other options. Last weekend he joined high school teammate Nick Chestnut and visited Tempe. DevilsDigest talked to him about that trip and whether he intends to stick to his original commitment.

"It was a good visit," said the 6-0 200 Chad Lindsey. "I loved the people. The weight room and stadium were nice. I liked it all. Jamar Williams was my host. He's a cool guy. He went to a high school in my district." Lindsey said that ASU is looking at him at both middle linebacker and Devil (weak side) backer.

When asked about the situation between him and the Aggies, he replied: "I was committed to them, but now I decided to take more visits. I don't consider committed to them anymore because I'm taking other trips. I want to see other schools, so I know that A&M and not some other school, is the place for me to go." He added that A&M knew ahead of time about his visit to Sun Devil country, and were disappointed that he took that trip. ASU marks his lone official post-commitment visit, but Lindsey would like to go and check out other schools, such as Arkansas. He does plan to have his last visit on 1/14 to A&M. "That's gonna decide whether I still go there."

Lindsey did downgrade the fact that he'd like to end up in the same school as Chestnut, and dispelled any notion of them being a package deal. "I just want to go to a place where I feel comfortable and I can play." The linebacker lists his speed (4.6) and strength as his biggest assets, as well as his general feel for the game. "Overrunning the ball is my weakness," he admitted.

The linebacker indicated that he's not academically qualified yet.

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