Decision Time for Deehan?

His official visit to the Sun Devils this past weekend marked the third official trip for Ryan Deehan this season. Was this visit his last recruiting trip? Has he narrowed down his college choices? The Poway (Calif.) tight end answered these questions and more in this Devils Digest interview.

The 6-5 230 Ryan Deehan has long been a recruiting target for Arizona State. The maroon and gold offered him a scholarship in April, and the tight end attended the team camp in June. He knew for a while that he was going to eventually visit Tempe officially, and he told us that he wasn't disappointed in what he saw.

"It was lots of fun, I really enjoyed the whole thing," said Deehan. "I got a tour of the school, met with College of Business professors, saw the game, and just hung out with the players before and after the game. I talked with the coaches on Sunday…it was a good trip."

Deehan was hosted by a fellow San Diego area player Travis Goethel who hails from Vista. The tight end was impressed by the performance put forward by Goethel and the rest of the Sun Devils on Saturday versus Washington. "It was a good game and I like what they do on offense," he remarked. "The coaches showed me some film of the game and what they do on offense…you can tell that this is a good team."

Thus far in 2007 Deehan has amassed a team-high 828 yards receiving on 51 receptions. He has tallied 5 TD's, as well as a 2-pt conversion. As a junior he had 61 receptions for 830 yards and five touchdowns to earn second team all-state underclass honors. He's reported to bench 295 pounds and squat 370.

The tight end tripped to Colorado and Oregon last month, and said that in all likelihood he won't take any more official trips. "All three visits were real similar and they all have good things to offer," Deehan stated. "It's gonna be a difficult decision between those three. That's why I probably won't take anymore visits, but I may visit those schools unofficially again. I don't wanna this to be a distraction to my season, so if I can't make a decision now I'll wait until after the season."

Life off the field is just as important to the tight end as the on the gridiron, and will be a significant factor in his eventual choice of a college. "I want to go to a great school that has a great team and is located in a great place," explained Deehan. "It has to be a place where I know I will fit in all the time, and not be sitting around in the off-season saying ‘oh, I hate my life (smile).' It's just gonna come down to my feeling where I feel the most comfortable overall."

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