Peat Visits ASU, Talks Top Schools

2015 four-star Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol outside linebacker Cassius Peat has a variety of schools from across the country to choose from...

Four-star Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol outside linebacker Cassius Peat took a visit to Arizona State recently to meet with the coaches and spend some time hearing how ASU would use him.

“It was great going there and hanging out with the coaches,” Peat said. “I talked to Coach Graham, Coach Randolph and Coach Patterson. This was the second time I met Coach Patterson and I get a good vibe when I talk to him. He’s a good coach, good person, and easy to talk to. Like Coach Graham he’s a defensive minded coach and it will be excited to see how the defense does this year.

“The coaches stressed how important I am to them in their recruiting class. That is something that they really emphasized and I’d say that was different than the other (ASU) visits.”

For several months now the 6-4 235 Cassius Peat has been high on Arizona State’s board as one of the Sun Devils’ prime linebacker prospects. In late June Peat announced a final six list of favorites that included (in no order): ASU, Oregon, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Michigan State and UCLA. The linebacker commented that he will visit Oregon this week for the very first time, and the tandem of colleges which he has yet to visit, Texas A&M, Oklahoma could be official visit destinations later this year.

“I just want to get a feel for all my options,” Peat said of his visit plans. “I can go to any home game at ASU because they’re down the street, but I think I need to still officially visit them to compare to the other schools I’m (officially) visiting and get as much information as I can.

“I really can’t tell when I’m going to decide, but I’m definitely going to take official visits to see what the game day atmosphere is like. I’m going to trim that list to three and try to go out and see them again when it’s not game day before I make my decision, which would probably be January or February.”

Peat said that there will be a few factors that will guide his decision process, before he makes his pledge to a school.

“I want to go somewhere where the coaches really want me,” Peat said. “I want to go to a good environment where I can fit in with the players and everyone else on the team. Opportunity to play early is also a factor in the decision. I want to go to a place where the campus and area around it is a good environment since that is where I’m going to live for the next four, five years of my life.”

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