The ASU coaching staff and Sun Devils fans alike have been eagerly awaiting their first commitment of the 2008 recruiting class. Well they no longer have to wait as ASU received a commitment from TE Steven Figueroa from Desert Vista HS this morning.
It has been no secret that Figueroa has been a heavy lean towards ASU for quite some time, he has made that publicly known. Figueroa tells Scout.com, "I have been thinking about it (committing) for the last couple of weeks. They have been my number one for a while."
Figueroa camped at ASU this past Sunday and was close to pulling the trigger then. He adds, "I had the feeling on Sunday. I would have done it then but decided to talk to Coach Hinds (Desert Vista head coach). He came to my house this morning and we talked for 45 minutes. He had nothing but positive things to say."
He then tried calling ASU tight
end coach Dan Cozzetto but didn't get an answer. "I left him a message telling
him I had some exciting news and to call me back. I then called Coach Erickson
and he was very excited. He said it was great to get an
When asked how it felt to be ASU's first commit for the class of 2008, Figueroa says, "Very exciting!"
The 6-5 220 pound Figueroa was one
of the state's most highly recruited players. He was offered by
Here is footage of the newest Sun Devil: