About a month ago, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly teammates Randall Goforth, Josiah Blandin and Richard Smith were standing around during a lull at a 1925 All-Stars 7-on-7 team workout talking about Arizona State's upcoming junior day.
Goforth and Blandin were especially high on the Sun Devils and said that if things went well during their trip to Tempe they'd be more than willing to end their recruitment early by pledging to Arizona State.
Blandin ended his recruitment earlier this week. Goforth committed to the Sun Devils on Wednesday.
"When I came home, me and my parents were talking about it and we've been talking for days now and I was letting them know I really like the school, the coaching staff and the atmosphere there," Goforth said.
"They were telling me if that's how I feel and that's what I really want it's my choice so that's where my heart should take me to ASU."
The junior day trip solidified things for Goforth, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound prospect who earned the wide receiver MVP award at last weekend's Los Angeles NIKE Camp.
Northern Arizona had also offered and Washington and Cal were also interested. After his showing at the NIKE camp more schools are sure to get involved but Goforth said he found his next home with the Sun Devils.
"I liked it a lot at ASU," Goforth said. "When they showed me the facilities and the football field it just blew me away. That was a big part of me picking them."
He's expected to play slot receiver at Arizona State and that's fine with him. Just having a chance to get on the field is important to the Poly standout.
"I'll most likely be used in the slot," Goforth said. "That's good with me. I'll go anywhere. I'll go down the middle. It doesn't matter to me."