Matt Rowe (Long Beach Poly, Calif.) is an Arizona State commitment, but like his four other Jackrabbits teammates committed to the Sun Devils, will still take his visits.
Rowe was the last of the Poly Five to commit to ASU last spring but is just as solid as his teammates and it will be tough for anyone to beat out the Sun Devils.
“I love everything about ASU right now,” Rowe said. “I love the defense and how aggressive they play. I think right now, there’s a 50-50 chance I could play as a true freshman, the coaches are very cool, the campus is great and the city of Tempe is a great place as well.
“I still want to do my visits though, that’s not a knock on ASU, that was always my plan and they’re aware of that. Along with ASU, I want to check out Nebraska, Oregon State and Washington. I also just got offered by UCLA and that’s another option since they’re the local school for me. Most of the visits will probably be after the season but I might try and do Nebraska during the year before it gets too cold there.”
Calif. junior holds two early offers
Sebastian Larue (Santa Monica, Calif.) is a two-way standout and could be one of the most heavily-recruited players on the West Coast in the Class of 2013.
Larue is already sitting on a pair of scholarship offers and is hearing from several other programs as well.
“Boise State was my first offer and then Arizona State offered last week,” Larue said. “I visited ASU last spring and really liked it there so I was excited to get the offer. With Boise State, that’s a big-time program and I was really excited when they offered because it was my first one and plus they’re such a good school.
“I’m also hearing from Oregon, Nebraska, UCLA and San Diego State. Right now, just about everyone is recruiting me as an athlete. They’re actually asking me what side of the ball I prefer. At the beginning of the year, it was definitely corner but now I like receiver a lot too so I’m not sure where I want to play.”
As a sophomore, Larue played at Orange Lutheran (Calif.) but transferred to Santa Monica before his junior year to cut down on travel. The athlete said he currently doesn’t have a favorite.
“Most of my family attended Arizona,” Larue said. “I grew up in Los Angeles but a lot of my family attended UA so I didn’t really have a favorite school growing up. Right now, since it’s so early for me, I don’t have a list of any favorites. I’m just open to everyone who wants to recruit me and I’ll sort things out as I go through the process.”