House Impressed by ASU's Junior Day

ASU's Junior Day wasn't the first time that Tim House set foot on the Sun Devils' campus. Nevertheless, the event itself was more than just another visit to his hometown school.

"I was surprised how many players showed up because when I went to U of A's junior day they weren't as many," said Tim House. "I liked seeing a lot of players from a lot of different schools. I was also surprised how much more organized it was than U of A's. I liked it a lot and it was a good experience."

The Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial running back mentioned the Devils as one of his favorites, and this is due in part to the constant attention they have been giving him. "ASU is recruiting me hard and sending me a lot of letters," he remarked. "They've been recruiting me since I was a sophomore." He added the Arizona and Nebraska have also been pursuing him with much intensity. However, he hasn't received any written offers to date. "Schools want to see how I do my senior year and get some more film on me."

The 5-9 190 House uses his agility and 4.4 speed to elude opponents and find the end zone. "My strong points are my lateral quickness, using my speed to evade defenders, and making cuts," he said of his skills. "I need to work on my blocking. Even though I have good speed I can get faster."

They weren't too many flaws in his play last season, as he helped Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial overcome the loss of their star running back Terry Longbons. House, who started the season as a second stringer and ended it as a first team all-state selection, carried the ball for 1700 yards and 28 TD's. "I was pretty happy about my performance," he admitted. "I was surprised at how well I did, but I did work very hard and I got to show everyone what I had. Terry is a great guy and he thought me a lot."

Speaking of Longbons, some have speculated that House would follow his former high school teammate who is heading to the University of Arizona this fall. House quickly dismissed that theory. "A lot of people ask me that question," he commented. "I'm not gonna worry about where he's going. It's not gonna make a difference."

Having said that, House hinted that he may not venture far from the state's boundaries. "I'd probably want to stay in-state and go to ASU or U of A," he said. "I'm gonna go to the school that recruits me the hardest, whether it's in-state or out of state. It doesn't matter to me."

House stated that he plans to attend summer camps at both ASU and Arizona, with Nebraska's being a possibility as well. The Nike camp at Stanford is another event on House's schedule.

An early commitment by the running back is highly unlikely. "I'm probably going to decide late in the year. I want to take my trips and see what's out there."

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