Tyler Bruggman stopped by Arizona State's junior day for only a short while because he had just come from the SAT but the Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep quarterback is a local prospect who has seen significant changes in the Sun Devils since coach Todd Graham was hired.
All of the changes have been positive and Bruggman, a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, is definitely interested in Arizona State as his recruitment continues.
"It went well," Bruggman said. "It was nothing too spectacular because I took the SAT in the morning and then kind of swung by to say hi afterward. I talked with coach Graham for a little bit and then coach (Mike) Norvell and that was about it.
"They are definitely more assertive. They're probably the most assertive staff that I've talked to. They make it clear they want to keep the best players in-state, start there and then spread out from there."
Over the next couple months, Bruggman is expected to take visits to Arkansas, Michigan State and Indiana - along with a possible trip to Washington State - to figure out his recruitment.
The four-star mainly targeted those schools because he wants to learn more about the coaching staff, the offensive system and to see the campus. A decision could be made by the end of spring so Bruggman is serious about taking trips soon.
"A couple options that I don't know much about, a couple schools that I've gotten offers from, the plan is to hit them this spring during my late spring break," Bruggman said. "I'd like to hit a couple schools and then probably make a decision in the spring. That's the way it's looking right now."
Rated as the No. 232 prospect in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, Bruggman said it's too early to name a frontrunner especially since he hasn't taken too many visits yet. After this upcoming round of trips, a few leaders could emerge.
"I don't really have any favorites," Bruggman said.
"I like ASU and I like the people there, I like how they're changing things there and they want good people there but I don't really know much about any of the other schools as far as the campus and what their plan is moving forward. That's what I plan to find out this spring and then make a decision."
In his junior season, Bruggman threw for 2,497 yards with 37 touchdowns and two interceptions. He has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado State, Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue and Washington State.