Cedrick Poutasi had an excellent visit to Arizona State this past weekend, especially since the Sun Devils defeated USC, and his mother tried to convince him to make a commitment but the Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines offensive lineman wants to hold off a while longer.
Still, things went exceedingly well for Poutasi in Tempe and now Arizona State has to be considered one of the favorites.
"It was great," Poutasi said. "I had a great weekend and I really loved it out there.
"I got out there and they treated me really nice. I ate like every five minutes. The game was pretty intense and the fans were going wild. Them beating USC was a pretty big thing so after they had a big party for the ASU people and the players so I joined them and it was pretty fun. I saw a lot of stuff out there that really helps me academically, too.
"They're definitely going to be in my top five. It's going to be a hard decision. I just want to take my visits and see what the other schools have to offer. My mom wanted me to commit out there and I told her I want to wait a little longer."
Before Poutasi, a 6-foot-5, 322-pound prospect, makes his decision he would like to take official visits to Utah, UCLA and Washington, the other three schools still under serious consideration.
The four-star lineman was hoping to visit Utah this weekend when it hosts Washington but his schedule won't allow it. He is still working on trying to set up those three trips before committing someplace.
Oregon had been a favorite for Poutasi and he was expected to visit in early September but that trip never worked out. The Ducks have not offered yet but assistant coach Steve Greatwood has apparently told Poutasi they're still interested.
"I'm not sure with them," Poutasi said of Oregon. "Coach Greatwood called me the other day and he said they're still recruiting me and he's still interested in me. They haven't offered me yet so we'll just see how it goes."
Rivals.com rates Poutasi as the eighth-best offensive guard and No. 219 in the 2012 class. He's second in the Nevada state rankings.