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Arizona State impresses Carey

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Ka'Deem Carey visited Arizona State this past weekend and now the four-star running back from Oro Valley (Ariz.) Canyon Del Oro has lots of thinking to do.
Should he stick with his Arizona commitment or switch to the Sun Devils? After his visit to Arizona State, it's going to be a tough call.
"I really enjoyed it," Carey said. "When I went down there it was different than what I thought. I got to meet with the academic people there and I liked what they did and that they're very interested in their students.
"I liked the campus. There were a lot of pluses. The coaches and their relationship with me, it was fun. I got to meet with all the coaches and they were just really upfront. They just talked to me about football and how I would fit in there and what I have to do."
Carey, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect, rushed for 1,754 yards and 26 touchdowns in his senior season. As a junior, he finished with 2,738 yards and 43 scores. Rivals.com rates him No. 13 at running back and No. 197 nationally.
Other schools have tried to get involved in his recruitment - Carey recently said Colorado was showing some interest - but that his decision will come down to Arizona, where he committed to in June, or Arizona State, which has emerged as a major player after the visit.
Carey said he talked to coach Dennis Erickson, running backs coach Bryce Erickson and others during his time in Tempe and he likes what the coaches are saying about his role on the team.
"There will be playing time," Carey said. "I just have to compete and I should have early playing time. It would be me and Cameron (Marshall) back there. I kind of have some thinking to do."
There is no timetable for a decision, though. Carey said once he reviews both programs and feels comfortable he'll make his final choice and stick with it. That could come at any time.
"I don't really have (a timetable)," Carey said. "It's just when I feel comfortable with the college I really want to go to it's going to be then."
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