HS Teammates Take in ASU Visit

St. John Bosco's signal caller Keith Price and Safety Will Shamburger visited Tempe this past weekend and shared their accounts of their trip with Devils Digest.

The 6-2 175 Keith Price was hosted by Arizona State safety Clint Floyd. "I loved it!," he exclaimed concerning his official visit. "I really liked everything about the school. There's more of an LA vibe at ASU than other places because there's a lot of players from Cali on the team."

Price added that he was deeply impressed by Sun Devil stadium and enjoyed hanging out with the players and the more than dozen recruits this past weekend.

He was surprised by the unusually cold weather in Tempe, but was definitely warmed up to the idea of possibly playing for the Sun Devils.

"Arizona State offered me a scholarship," stated Price, "and they're definitely in my top three with Washington (who he lists as a soft verbal) and Oregon. It was very tempting to commit (to ASU)."

Price is considered a dual threat quarterback, and the fact that he was offered by the maroon and gold does signal a shift in offensive philosophy for the 2009 season. "Coach Erickson told me that he really wanted to bring me in and start to study the spread offense," said Price.

Price led the Braves to a 7-3 record. He completed 71.5% of his passes (143 of 200) for 2,260 yards, 24 TDs and six interceptions. He was second in his league to only to USC commit and Mater Dai signal caller Matt Barkley.

On the ground Price collected 579 yards on 119 carries and scored ten times. He paced the Braves in all three of those categories.

The St. John Bosco's quarterback said that he doesn't expect to make any decision until a visit to Washington next month at a date to be determined later.

Unlike Price, safety the 6-1 187 Will Shamburger didn't get an offer on his trip, but nonetheless enjoyed his time in the Valley of the Sun. "ASU is exactly what I like," remarked Shamburger who was hosted by Keelan Johnson. He added that he enjoyed hanging out at the dorms and walking around campus and Mill Avenue. He ranked the visit on 1-10 scale as a "9."

Shamburger, is a soft commit to Boise State, said that he would not have de-committed in favor of the Sun Devils even if he was given an offer but admitted that "I was feeling the vibe with all of the other committed recruits."

The safety plans no decision before he visits both Washington Schools next month. "I'm also considering Oregon State," he said. Shamburger has offers from Washington State and Utah.

As a senior Shamburger tallied 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a couple of picks. At wide receiver he hauled in 34 receptions for 598 yards and eight touchdowns.


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