Kenny Lacy lives close by so the Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe offensive lineman said it's no big deal to stop in for Arizona State's practice.
The four-star attended another one late last week and said it was a step to get more comfortable with the new coaching staff and to see what the Sun Devils have to offer in spring practice.
Lacy, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound prospect, has liked what he's seen.
"I've been there a few times," Lacy said. "It's right down the street so I just want to go over and see what they have to offer.
"I wasn't considering ASU at all until coach (Todd) Graham got there. I love what they're doing up there. The practice was really nice. I know a lot of the players up there and they all like it. They say it's a lot harder but it's better at the same time. I'm excited to see how they do this year."
Graham and his coaching staff have really focused on keeping the in-state players home and Lacy has noticed that Arizona State has recruited him much harder since Graham's arrival.
The Sun Devils are definitely under consideration by Lacy, rated as the No. 14 offensive tackle and No. 122 in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, but he also wants to see how they perform on the field before he makes any decisions.
"They've shown they want the in-state players," Lacy said. "Coach (Dennis) Erickson was a pretty good coach but that wasn't one of his points. I feel like he missed some players he could have had from here. Coach Graham isn't going to let that happen. He sends us a lot of mail. He writes us a lot of stuff. He's definitely recruiting us pretty hard.
"I might like them a lot but I'm not going somewhere to lose games. Winning is very important to me as well."
Lacy does not plan to make his commitment until after his senior season. In the coming months, he expects to take unofficial visits to Cal and UCLA while working out at camps near those schools.
Houston is Lacy's latest offer and the four-star said he's still considering Arkansas even after coach Bobby Petrino was fired on Tuesday.