There is no question that Poway, Calif., tight end Ryan Deehan (6-4, 228, 4.78) is one of the fastest rising prospects on the West Coast. He's had an outstanding off-season attending Camps at Arizona State, UCLA and the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto impressing those in attendance at every stop.
"I enjoyed the Arizona State camp a lot," Deehan said. "I felt really comfortable there and had a lot of fun. I was able to get a tour of the campus a little bit.
"UCLA's camp was good, but I only was able to stay for the first half of the camp," Deehan said. "I had a previous engagement to attend."
There is a very good reason why Deehan is already pretty polished as a receiving tight end.
"I have a great coach in Phil Durian," Deehan said. "He played in the NFL so I'm pretty well coached. I pretty much revisited what I've been coached to do at all of the camps I attended."
So far Deehan has 14 written offers on the table from the likes of Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, Colorado, Texas A&M, San Diego State, UNLV, Nevada, Boise State, Maryland and Ole Miss.
Deehan earned first-team all-CIF San Diego Section, first-team all-league and second-team all-state as a junior after accounting for 51 receptions for 850 yards and five touchdowns.
When you have the options that Deehan has it can be tough trying to narrow things down.
"I don't have any leaders at the moment," Deehan said. "I will start to narrow things down before the season so I know where I'm going to take my official visits.
"I would like to take all five visits before I make my decision," Deehan said. "If one of the schools knocks me out on my visit then I could commit on my trip.
What is Deehan looking for in a college?
"Good academics, a good football program and I how I fit in the team."
Deehan could take some unofficial visits this summer if time allows.
Besides running good routes and possessing good hands, Deehan has good strength.
Deehan currently maxes on the bench at 300-pounds. He reps on the bench 185-pounds, 25 times. He also has an outstanding clean of 275-pounds.