"I was sick the whole time, so that put a damper on things," said Zach Catanese about his visit. "Other than that it went very well. I did stay at the hotel most of the time. But I did get to talk the players and have dinner with them. I did get a tour of the stadium and the facilities too. The only thing I didn't get to do is meet the academic counselors and experience the nightlife. I made the most out of my visit."
According to the 6-3 215 Catanese, playing for ASU is something that both his father and brother came very close to once doing. "My brother Brandon who played at Oregon State, almost played at ASU," Catanese remarked. "He told me that I have to go to ASU. My dad got recruited by Frank Kush, but ended up playing Baseball for the Minnesota Twins, and then played at Tulane. I guess third time is a charm (smile)."
The safety listed other factors that lured him to make his commitment to the maroon and gold. "There's a lot of program prestige because they're in the Pac-10," he said. "They finished 8-3 and are going to a bowl game. I like the area too. I liked how everything was compact. Everything is near by, and it's a nice college atmosphere."
The free safety finished his sophomore season at Shasta with 88 tackles, three sacks, five interceptions, and ten pass breakups. We asked him what his expectations are coming to the Sun Devils, and he replied: "I'm coming in the spring, and I'm looking to make an impact at free safety. I plan on being the starter. ASU's losing two seniors, and they have a lot of young guys. So I feel that this is a good fit for me, because I come with experience. I can cover very well, have a nose for a ball, and I can bring it if I have to (smile)."
Catanese is a mid-year transfer and will sign a letter of intent with the Sun Devils on Wednesday December 15th. He was also considering BYU and San Diego State.
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