ASU Visit Gives DT Something to Think About

Prior to his visit to the Sun Devils, Brian Price was fully committed to UCLA. How has his trip this past weekend changed matters for the five-star defensive tackle? Devils Digest caught up with the Crenshaw (Calif.) standout shortly after he arrived back home in Los Angeles.

"It was great, it was a new experience," said the 6-3 270 Brian Price of his visit. "I had a great time hanging out with the players, meeting the coaches…the whole visit impressed me. I was here before on an unofficial visit, but it was at night and I was here for just a few hours. It was nice to see everything in the daytime now and everything was new for me."

Price is ranked the 7th best defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com. In his senior year he registered 101 tackles and 15 sacks. He was voted the Defensive Player of the Year in his league and Defensive Lineman of the Year among all high schools in Los Angeles. Crenshaw finished 9-4 and lost in the semi-finals of the playoffs. "My first step and my footwork are my strengths," he replied when asked about his skills. "I'm a relentless player. I could get better with my technique. "

The lineman verbaled to UCLA back in March of last year, and was UCLA's first commitment of the 2007 class. Now the question is, will he remain as a Bruin pledge? "I'm still committed to UCLA," he noted, "but this visit gave me something to think about. I need to go home and think this over. I'd say it's a 50-50 chance that I would commit to ASU. I'm not considering any other schools." He added that the ASU coaches will visit him on Monday, while the UCLA coaches will do the same two days later. At this point Price says he isn't in a hurry to make his intentions known. "I'm gonna take all week to decide and if I'm not ready on signing day, then I won't decide that day."

Relationships will be a big factor in Price's decision, since he believes other aspects are pretty even among different colleges. "You can get a good education in any school," he commented. "So I want to go to a school where I get along with all the players and the coaches." The lineman admitted that a big reason for his visit to Tempe was ASU WR's Coach Eric Yarber. "I didn't know him at first, but then I heard that he went to Crenshaw and we started talking," he recalled, "We got along real quickly in a short amount of time."

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