Sun Devil Coaches Visit Havili

When you're a four-star recruit and one of the most sought after running back prospects in the southwest, there's no pressure to decide your school of destination two months before signing day. Thus, Stanley Havili continues to explore all his options, and ASU is still strong in the picture. The Cottonwood standout received a visit from the Sun Devil coaches last night, and Devils Digest talked to Cottonwood's Head Coach Tom Jones about that visit and where ASU stands in the recruiting picture.

Arizona State Head Coach Dirk Koetter and Safeties Coach Dan Fidler made the short journey to Salt Lake City on Monday, as they continue to vigorously pursue the 6-1 215 Stanley Havili. "The coaches came and watched practice and came to his house that evening," said Tom Jones. "I talked to Stanley this morning and he thought things went really well, and he had a good visit with them. He's still excited about ASU. He hasn't made up his mind yet, but he really likes ASU."

To date, ASU and Iowa are the only schools the running back has visited. Now that other programs are coming strong into the mix, there's a chance that Havili will take more official trips. "Oregon has been talking to him, and they're coming out Thursday to see him," Jones remarked. "They're trying to set up a visit for him. Utah is gonna come out and visit him. He's still talking to BYU. He's interested talking to any school he has a chance to play at. He wants to take all of his visits." Jones added that he didn't expect his running back to make a decision before the end of the year.

To say the competition for the running back's services is stiff, may be a gross understatement. Nevertheless, Jones is noticing the maroon and gold's solid efforts. "They're doing a great job recruiting him," he stated. "He had a great time down there. Coach Koetter coming out here impressed Stanley, and Coach Fidler has been very active recruiting him."

Havili has some school work to do to get qualified, but things are looking up in that area. "He's getting better," said Jones. "His last term his grades were probably the highest they have been since he started playing football. He's working hard to get his grades up and he's doing a good job. "

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