Tatum Taylor had an exceptional official visit to Arizona State last weekend and it really covered all the bases for the Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea cornerback.
"ASU was great," Taylor said. "I got to go and get the feel for the school. I love the weather down there and it was really nice.
"I felt like they were great guys and they were very active. A lot of coaches in college, you can't really go up to or hang out with but one thing I noticed was all the players were OK being around the coach. I asked them, 'Don't you get tired of being around the coach, you see him every day,' and they said, 'He's like one of us.' That's how it was."
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During his trip the three-star cornerback also met with the Arizona State track coaches because he plans to play both sports in college.
That was another outstanding part of the trip and something he will consider as his recruitment moves forward.
"I met with coach (Ronnie) Williams and he's one of the best track coaches in the country to me and he's definitely the best track coach in the Pac-12," Taylor said. "He's someone I'd love to run for and I think he can not only take me to the next level but it would be a good four years for me.
"It was the same with the football coaches. They tell you how it is and they're really honest people and what they really see for you. They're really genuine and trusting. I always want to have trust with my coaches."
Arizona State has moved to the top for Taylor but he doesn't want to make any commitment yet until he has a chance to take some other visits. A trip to Oregon State is being planned and the three-star would also like to see Kentucky.
The Sun Devils might be tough to beat though.
"They definitely have become a frontrunner for me but I want to take other visits because I have nothing to compare it to," Taylor said. "That was my first official visit so I'm looking forward to going out and going to a couple more. After that I'll know what I'm going to do."
Taylor, rated as the fifth-best prospect in the Washington state rankings by Rivals.com, plans to make his decision Dec. 2 at his high school.