Holding Pattern for Deehan

With the tragic loss of his home to the San Diego area wildfires a couple of weeks ago, Poway standout Ryan Deehan is obviously not nearing a decision on where to play his college ball. Devils Digest caught up with the tight end to see who are the schools on his short list, as well as what the timetable for his verbal commitment will be.

"We're doing good," said Ryan Deehan of the state that he and his family have been in since being victims to the Witch wildfire that destroyed dozens of home in the San Diego suburb of Poway. "Obviously I haven't been thinking about recruiting that much the last few weeks. So everything is on hold. I did hear from coaches of the three schools. They were checking up on me and sending their best regards. I really haven't been talking to them about recruiting."

The three schools in the running for the services of the three-star tight end, ranked as the 26th best player in the nation in his position, are Arizona State, Oregon and Colorado. Deehan has taken visits to all three schools. "Those are the only three schools I'm looking at," he stated. "I'm not gonna visit anymore schools."

Due to the fires, the Titans have had one game canceled. Deehan, considered the highest rated Division I prospect on his team, was the only Titan player to lose his house to those fires. Following last weekend's the Titans are a perfect 8-0, sitting atop the Palomar league and poised to make a serious run in the playoffs.

The 6-5 230 Ryan Deehan has collected 160 yards three touchdowns in 2007. He's been one of the Sun Devils' most coveted recruits, who along with his official visit also participated in the team's camp last June.

In past interviews, Deehan noted that he probably won't make any decisions prior to the end of his senior season. When asked Sunday night on this subject he replied: "I'm gonna make my decision before Christmas."

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