Asiasi Has Some Standouts

Feb. 28 -- The Concord (Calif.) De La Salle tight end, Devin Asiasi has a couple of schools standing out to him, including UCLA...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle tight end Devin Asiasi (6-4, 264) was one of the top performers on Day One at the Pylon Elite 7v7.

It wasn’t too big of a surprise to see Asiasi shine on the first day, since he’s the West’s No. 1 tight end prospect in 2016 and the No. 3 ranked tight end nationally. But for a pass-catcher who plays in the Spartans’ vaunted veer offense, spending the day catching passes was how Asiasi wanted his first day to go. “It’s been fun out here,” said Asiasi. “It’s a great experience.”

Asiasi is also experiencing plenty on the recruiting front, with offers coming from all over the country.

Still, the four-star has a small group that have been focusing on him and he the same.

“I think really standing out to me right now are Cal, UCLA, USC, Oregon, Alabama and Washington,” said Asiasi. “Those are my top schools right now.”

UCLA is likely to get a visit from Asiasi in the spring.

“Coach Angus (McClure) came by and visited the school in January and UCLA has been on me hard for a long time,” said Asiasi. “I really like them and they really like me a lot. They were one of my first offers. I’m going to visit UCLA during my spring break and want to check them out. They want me as a true tight end.”

Cal, the hometown school, has prioritized Asiasi.

“I visited Cal for their Junior Day and was talking to the coaches a lot and they told me what they would do with me,” said Asiasi. “They showed me their schemes. I talked a lot with the coaches and they stood out to me too.”

Asiasi said a couple of other national programs are also keeping a close eye on him and talking with him consistently.

“I’ve been talking to LSU, Ole Miss and Notre Dame quite a bit with a lot of back and forth,” said Asiasi.

Asiasi said he’s planning to do the Oakland Nike Football The Opening Regional and more 7v7 and then focusing on helping the Spartans win another CIF State Open Division title, which they recaptured in December after having a four-year title streak snapped in 2013.

“That meant a lot to win it again,” said Asiasi.

Asiasi said he’s working too, to trim down a bit.

“I’m 264 right now, but I want to be right around 250 when the season starts,” said Asiasi.

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