Fair Shot

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Aug 15, 2007


Ryan Deehan's first official visit is to Oregon on opening weekend when the Ducks take on Houston Sept. 1 in Eugene. "I've heard a lot of great things about Oregon," Deehan said. "The team is pretty good every year and they have a great offense." Then, although it's not quite 100 percent set yet, Deehan plans to visit Washington on September 8. "My buddy is (defensive lineman) Nick Wood..."

Ryan Deehan, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound, three-star tight end, from Poway, Calif., has narrowed his list to Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon and Washington and has scholarship offers from all four. He also has offers from UNLV, Nevada, San Diego State, California, Texas A&M, Maryland, Boise State and others (14 total).

Deehan, ranked No. 61 in the West overall and the nation's No. 24 tight end by Scout.com, attended camps at Arizona State and UCLA, and despite the Bruins being on his early top five lists, he says he's no longer considering Karl Dorrell's crew. "I'm not really interested in them anymore," he said. "They wanted me to commit early and I wanted to wait. I told them I wasn't going to commit early and that was that."

His first official visit is to Oregon on opening weekend when the Ducks take on Houston Sept 1. In Eugene. "I've heard a lot of great things about Oregon," Deehan said. "The team is pretty good every year and they have a great offense."

Then, although it's not quite 100 percent set yet, Deehan plans to visit Washington on September 8. "My buddy is (defensive lineman) Nick Wood and he's gonna be a freshman this year," he said. "He really loves the area there and says that I'd probably really like it too. He told me not to let anyone pressure me and to take my time before making a decision.

"I plan to take all four official visits before I decide," he said. "I want to be sure I'm comfortable with the coaches and players and am going to a team that is moving in the right direction."

Capping off a busy September is an official visit to Colorado on the 15th. "I know that Colorado is in a great area and the coaches are trying to rebuild things," Deehan said. "I just want to take my visit and see how I feel there. I think overall the program is definitely gonna be getting better and better."

His final official visit will be to Arizona State on October 13. "I like that they've had good tight ends come out of that program and it's just a great school overall," he said. "I feel comfortable with the coaches and they just all seem very straightforward with me.

"I'm still pretty open and just want to give all the schools a fair shot."

He reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 1480 (three sections).



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