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Devin Asiasi Planning UCLA Visit

Oct. 1 -- The #1 tight end in the west, Concord De La Salle's Devin Asiasi, plans to take an official visit to UCLA following the season...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle tight end Devin Asiasi (6-4, 270) is planning to take an official visit to UCLA following the season.

"I will definitely visit USC and UCLA for official visits and will visit Alabama, too," said Asiasi.  "The other two are up in the air out of Washington, Oregon and Michigan."

UCLA has ramped up their recruitment of Asiasi, especially with the departure of Chris Clark from the Bruins.

"Coach (Angus) McClure told me about that and it caught my interest because they need tight ends," said Asiasi.  "I like seeing them use Thomas Duarte and they use him a lot and use him well.  That really catches my eye."

Asiasi has also noticed what Josh Rosen has done with the Bruins' offense, something all too familiar with Asiasi, whose Spartan squad fell to Rosen and St. John Bosco in the 2013 Open Division title game.

"I know he's a good quarterback, he's a really good quarterback," said Asiasi.  "I've seen it in person.  He gets the ball into the hands of his tight ends."

Asiasi took an unofficial visit to Alabama over the weekend, getting to experience game day in Tuscaloosa.

"It was great and it was a good game," said Asiasi. "I had another good experience down there.  I brought my mom down there with me and she had a lot of fun and really enjoyed it."

Asiasi spent much of his time with Alabama outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi, a De La Salle alum and the coach recruiting Asiasi.

"I was mostly with Coach Lupoi but I also got to see Coach (Nick) Saban.  He's a really cool guy and really straight forward guy.  But Coach Lupoi is the main coach recruiting me and we have a great relationship."

Asiasi said Alabama wants him as a tight end and that's what he wants to play there.

"They want me for offense and I only want to play offense in college," said Asiasi.  

The time in SEC country was a good experience for Asiasi.

"It's definitely crazy down there, being there for an actual SEC game," said Asiasi.  "It's so much different than anything out here.  It's like a religion out there.  It was just a great experience seeing it in person." 

Asiasi said he plans to return to Alabama for an official visit, but it will likely be after the season.

USC continues to stay in the picture for Asiasi. too, despite having a commitment from four-star tight end Cary Angeline.

"Coach Tui (Marques Tuiasosopo) is still recruiting me and I've watched them a lot this year and last year and they get the ball in the hands of their tight ends and receivers really well," said Asiasi.

While Cal will likely not get an official visit, the Bears are still in the mix for Asiasi.

"I'm going to go to a game at Cal soon, but they're still recruiting me and they're close to home so I'm definitely still looking at them," said Asiasi.  "I just won't take an official visit there because I've been there a bunch."

De La Salle players typically don't take official visits during the season and with the Spartans advancing to the CIF State Bowl Games for the past nine years, December is usually full, leaving January as the only real time for visits.

"I'll have to take my official visits in January so I'll announce closer to Signing Day instead of the Army Bowl," said Asiasi.  "Plus it will be more of an opportunity for my family to be there and be in that spotlight with me, since this isn't about me, but about them and the loving family and great support system I have."

Asiasi said he's at 270 right now, but wants to be much lighter when he ends up in college.

"I want to get down to 255 or so by the time I get to college," said Asiasi.

Asiasi and De La Salle take on Granite Bay (Calif.) this weekend.

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