Quarterback Ben Olson just returned from his first official campus visit to Arizona State and how did he feel after an emotional weekend in Tempe?
"Tired," he laughed. "It was early to rise and late to bed and I'm beat."
Olson, the former EA SPORTS Elite 11 standout and recently returned
missionary, was part of the historic weekend in Arizona as Pat Tillman's
jersey was retired during halftime of the ASU win over Washington State.
"It was very cool," explained Olson. "I got to speak with Jake Plummer, Keith
Pool and several guys who played with Pat. There was a slide show on the big
screen recapping his life and Apache helicopters flew in before the game. It
was very emotional.
Hosted by Max Hall, who soon will go on an LDS Church mission like the one
Olson recently returned from, Olson had rave reviews about his visit.
"I spent a lot of time with the team and really enjoyed the players and
coaches. I think Arizona State will really be going places. Their offense
does amazing things throwing the ball downfield. I think Andrew Walter threw
three touchdowns in the first half."
In other trip news, the former Thousand Oaks, Calif. star says he's not sure
if he'll take an official visit to Cal this weekend, but that's not because of
any problems, just a scheduling issue.
"I'll know for sure when I talk to Coach (Jeff) Tedford this week," Olson
explained. "I might go up for the Big Game (vs. Stanford) as an unofficial
Olson also said he'll likely take his official UCLA visit in two weeks when
the Bruins host rival USC at the Rose Bowl.