McCullen Sold on ASU

Three-star RB reports back after official visit to Tempe

Apache Junction's Shane McCullen was one of Arizona State's first commits, pledging to the Sun Devils in June.

McCullen took his official visit this weekend and says nothing has changed. "If anything, my feelings are more strong," he says.

He adds, "Everything this weekend was great. It was awesome how organized the weekend was. I got to see some of my future teammates, Miles and Mississippi (Anthony Jones LB from Hamilton). I got to finally meet Osahon Irabor after talking to him a lot online."

McCullen ever turned recruiter this weekend, "We got Jamal to commit and I was talking to all of the other guys that hadn't made commitments yet about coming. But it was my mom that was the biggest recruiter, she was talking to all of the other parents about their kids coming."

McCullen committed after he and his parents unofficially visited the campus this summer and Shane says his parents are even more happy that he will be a Sun Devil. He comments, "It was great for them to be able to talk to all of the coaches, not just Coach Erickson or Coach Stretz."

All signs point to Shane playing defense for the maroon and gold next year, a position he has not played much up until this year but he says he feels like he can make a successful transition. "They have not said if they want me to play linebacker or safety but I feel mentally I am sound enough to do it. I was watching film with Coach Lubbick this weekend and they have a lot of the same checks as we have in high school, they just call it differently."

Having made several unofficial visits to Tempe, Shane says he did not see much that he had not seen previously but does think he may pick a different major. He says, "I was thinking business but I am taking a business class now and don't think that's for me. I talked to one of the advisors and I am thinking about kinesiology and minoring in nutrition."

Shane reiterated that he is done with recruiting and fully committed to ASU.

He will have no problems qualifying as he reports a 3.6 GPA and scored 1550 on the SAT. 

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