Asiasi lands big offer

Four-star tight end Devin Asiasi had hoped to land an offer from Notre Dame. That happened on Tuesday when he talked to Irish assistant coach Scott Booker.

Devin Asiasi holds nearly two dozen scholarship offers but he couldn’t help but be excited by the latest one he received on Tuesday.

Asiasi, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound tight end from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., talked with Notre Dame assistant coach Scott Booker and found out just how interested the Irish were in adding him to their recruiting class of 2016.

“He just told me they wanted to offer me,” Asiasi said. “On Friday we’re going to talk about what they want to do with me with the offensive coordinator and the head coach.”

The four-star prospect had hoped for an offer from the Irish and now that he has it the next step is visiting the South Bend campus.

“I like it; I really like it,” he said. “It’s one of the schools that I’ve been looking at for a while. I really like it. I probably will look to take a visit soon to go out there and see it. I’ll have to talk to my parents about it and see if I can make it all the way out there.”

Booker invited Asiasi to Notre Dame’s junior day event on March 21 but the trip from California likely would have to take place later in the summer.

He already has visited the University of California and he’s hoping to see several more schools later this spring and summer.

“The only school I went to was Cal for their junior day,” he said. “I’ll probably go see more this summer but I have to talk to my parents about it.”

Asiasi hasn’t started narrowing down his list but he has a few schools that have caught his attention early in the recruiting process.

“The schools I’m looking at are like USC, UCLA, Oregon, Washington and Alabama,” he said. “I think Notre Dame fits in that mix too.”

He isn’t ready to finalize that list of favorites. Instead, he’s focused on finishing out the school year and preparing for his final year of high school football.

“I’m blessed but at the end of the day I have to take care of things here at school and on the field next year,” he said. “I just have to keep my head down and keep working and if the process goes smoothly it goes smoothly.”

As a junior, Asiasi didn’t have many opportunities to catch passes in De La Salle’s veer offense but he hopes to see that change in 2015.

“We run the veer offense so it’s a lot of running,” he said. “I didn’t get that many catches. It was more blocking and they put me out there at slot a couple times just for matchups and everything. It wasn’t that much but I’m hoping for more this year.”

Asiasi expects to attend the Nike Football Training Camp in Oakland this spring.


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