Get to Know 2016: Devin Asiasi

Feb. 13 --- Four-star Devin Asiasi from De La Salle is the complete package at tight end...

Evaluation:
It doesn't take too long of a look to tell that Asiasi is a pretty complete tight end. He has a great, big frame, but moves very well for his size and is an accomplished route-runner. He has very good hands, and is excellent at catching in traffic and running through tackles. He's a good athlete, and even played some Wildcat quarterback for De La Salle this past year. Typically a tight end as good as Asiasi is in the receiving game will be a bit lacking as a blocker, but he's just as tenacious in that area. He tends to explode off the snap and get a violent push on opposing defensive linemen, to the point where, if his body continues to grow (he's already probably 6'4+ and in the 260-pound range), it wouldn't be a shock to see him end up as a big-time offensive tackle.

Recruitment:
UCLA Offer The four-star tight end is quickly becoming a national prospect, with offers from half of the Pac-12 as well as Vanderbilt, Michigan, and Alabama. He's already visited California and USC, and has plans to visit Oregon and UCLA this spring. He'll also likely visit Alabama in March. The early word is that UCLA is probably among his group of favorites, but it's still early for Asiasi, and there figures to be a good amount of competition for his services, especially once spring recruiting kicks in and more teams outside of the West have a chance to evaluate him. There is some family pressure to keep him local, though, so this one is very likely going to turn into a Pac-12 battle.


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