Byron Marshall was in the Arizona State stands last weekend when his brother, Cameron, raced 70 yards down the sidelines for the game's opening score against USC and it was a moment of excitement for the San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back since he's also thinking about playing at ASU.
"ASU was cool," Marshall said. "It was real fun and I had a really good time.
"The first one, when he got outside, I was really happy for him and really excited. It was a great way to start the game."
Arizona State is definitely under consideration by Marshall, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound four-star prospect by Rivals.com who also has Cal, Notre Dame, Oregon, USC and Washington on his trimmed list.
The Sun Devils have been recruiting Marshall the longest - since his sophomore season - and that could play a factor in his recruitment.
"They made my top five so I like them," Marshall said. "I've been in contact with them since my sophomore year which is longer than I've talked to any other school so they have that going right now. I'm still looking at them."
Marshall, rated sixth at running back, No. 108 in the 2012 class and No. 14 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, has a few more visits set up and then he could be ready to make his decision.
He's planning to visit Notre Dame for its big matchup against USC in late October and then take a trip to Oregon for its game against Oregon State in November. Another trip to Cal might be a possibility.
And then it could be time to make his commitment.
"It will probably be decision time after those visits," Marshall said. "I want to see the schools for a final time and then I'll sit down and probably make my decision. I don't know what else I would be waiting for."
In his sophomore season, Marshall rushed for 1,035 yards and 17 touchdowns. He had 1,632 yards and 23 scores as a junior.