Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza three-star athlete Ramon Abreu expected an Arizona State scholarship offer to come through after dominating recently at the Sun Devil's passing league completion. But he didn't expect the offer to come so soon.
"I got an e-mail from coach Bray, and then I called up there," Abreu said. "I thought I was going to have to wait until Sunday when I went back up there again. But when I talked to coach Erickson, he said there was no use in waiting. He said he was going to offer me on Sunday, so they wanted to go ahead and get it over with."
And the offer from ASU is definitely one that has caught his eye.
"I'm not necessarily going to jump on it," Abreu said. "With this being my fifth offer (Colorado, Arizona State, Air Force, Utah State and UTEP), I need to make sure the school is the right fit for me and how it can help me be successful in life. I don't plan on making an early commitment. But ASU is always the place I wanted to go. They are definitely No. 1 on the list."
Abreu is an athlete that could contribute at a number of different positions, but most schools are recruiting him as a safety and a corner. He said the Sun Devil coaches after seeing him last week at receiver might consider playing him in the slot, too.
"It was strictly defense to start out with," Abreu said. "But after Friday, coach Yarber got to see me play in the slot personally. He had just seen me on film, but I did everything that was expected and more. Coach Yarber now really likes me in the slot. The coaches said they were arguing in the office where I'm going to play at."
Abreu also just returned from Arizona's camp. He said Mike Stoops and Tim Kish told him they liked what they saw, but weren't quite ready to pull the trigger yet.
"I know from talking to coach Kish and coach Stoops that they're very interested," Abreu said.
"I know they're going to offer me eventually. I just don't know when the time is. Coach Stoops told me they wouldn't be messing around, talking to me if they weren't going to offer me."
ASU clearly looks to be in the driver's seat, but Abreu also has learned a little bit about the other schools that offered him.
"The only one I don't know much about is Utah State, but I'm still thankful that they liked me enough to offer me," he said. "I looked into all of them, and I've gotten to know the coaches. They all seem like good schools. No matter what I do, it's going to be a tough decision."