Rohde, a 20 point scorer as a sophomore, is a member of the Class of 2008 and Sendek's first truly local recruit since arriving last spring in Tempe.
"I think the ASU program in the past has been criticized for not including more local talent in their program and I think this is one step toward getting a solid local candidate and starting to build the program and get the fan support they need," Monte Rohde, the prospect's father told Scout.com. "I think having Christian Polk (a Rob Evans recruit) will also help get the community and the fan base behind the Devils."
New Mexico was the first program to ever offer Rohde a scholarship and then ASU became familiar with him upon their arrival in the Valley of the Sun.
For Rohde, the decision was reached because of the overall feel for the direction of the program and the guys in the office.
"We were really impressed with their entire staff and everything that happened since April. He was very comfortable with the commitment."