"I was very relieved and excited when Arizona offered me," said Dean. "Coach Hammerschmidt offered me from Arizona. My coach told me right before practice and I was all excited to practice that day."
Dean is starting to relax, knowing the floodgates could be opening.
Dean said the Bruins interest has picked up in the big, rangy receiver.
"My coach talked to them and they wanted film of my first few games and I'm hoping to get up there for a game," said Dean.
"Right now, I'm mostly focusing on Arizona, Fresno State and UCLA," said Dean. "I haven't heard from Cal (where his teammate Davon Dunn is committed) as much as I was."
Dean attended the USC Rising Stars Camp and FBU Camp, but other combines and camps took a back seat to track, where he was a state qualifier.
"I'd like to stay close to home, but my family is very supportive of whatever I do," Dean said.
Academically, he has a 3.64 GPA and scored a 1300 on the SAT. Dean, statistically, is ranked first in CIF-San Diego D-II, second in the section, seventh in the state and 106th nationally. Dean has 18 catches with eight going for touchdowns, and has over 400 yards receiving, despite only twice playing more than a half of a game.