“It was during school actually,” Asiasi said of his offer. “He was in the office and I went in there to shake his hand. When I left I received tweets that I got offered by Michigan. Then I direct messaged him after, and he said it was official.
“It was real exciting for me because I know that his dad is over there as the coach. [U-M] coach Jim Harbaugh is the former [San Francisco] 49ers football coach. I’m a big 49er fan. So yeah, it was crazy.”
Rated a four-star prospect, Asiasi says his Michigan offer has upped his interest in its program.
“I have a big interest in them,” Asiasi said. “Even though I am form the west coast, I mean I have open mind to go to different places. If I go and take an official visit there and really like it, that’s what it’s going to come down to.”
At 6-foot-5, 237-pounds, Asiasi says he hasn’t decided if he’ll visit Michigan. But did say he has an idea of what he’ll be looking for if he does indeed visit.
“I just want to see if I’ll have an opportunity to play,” Asiasi said. “I want to check out their education, too. To have them welcome me with open arms and telling me I have opportunity to play there. I think that would really settle it for me.”
Currently, Asiasi holds notable offers from USC, Arizona, Washington, Tennessee among others. His only school visit so far has been to USC. He says he’ll starting taking visits with his father this spring, however, he notes he doesn’t have any set visits as of yet. Although, he says he knows what he will be looking for when he finally does start checking out college campuses.
“Opportunity, education, family orientated program and my position coach,” Asiasi said. “A coach that can get me better and possibly get me to the next level.”
Asiasi’s teammate, Boss Tagaloa, is also a highly decorated prospect. And the two of them plan on announcing their college decisions together next season. But are they a package deal?
“It’s not really a package deal,” Asiasi said of playing with Tagaloa in college. “If wherever he wants to go, he wants to go. Where I want to go, I want to go. I told him wherever he goes, I’ll be there for him. Wherever I go, he’ll be there for me.”