C.J. Dozier had favored Arizona State and Washington throughout his recruitment and this past weekend the three-star linebacker who's transferring to Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco for his senior year said the Sun Devils had everything he wanted.
Dozier decided to make his commitment and he's not looking back.
"I definitely liked the up-and-coming defense that they have and they could have a really good year," Dozier said.
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"A lot of kids want to go to ASU these days and I think they're heading in the right direction."
Rivals.com rates Dozier, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound outside linebacker, No. 48 at his position and No. 59 in the California state rankings.
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington State had also offered but Dozier had focused on Washington and Arizona State for some time.
After considering both programs and what each had to offer, Dozier said he favored Arizona State and made the decision to commit. This was not a snap decision for Dozier but a careful process to look at each program and figure out what was best.
"I just weighed everything out," Dozier said. "It definitely wasn't an overnight decision for sure.
"About the program, there's nothing not to like about that. It's close to home and culturally it's not too different than Southern California as far as the people.
"It's not like moving to Kansas or something crazy where it's totally different. That was a big thing. There was nothing else I needed to look for. They have everything I need and want."
Dozier has looked good at numerous events this off-season including the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and the Dana Hills Air Strike Passing Tournament.