Nike Footprints

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Sep 20, 2007


"It was actually pretty similar to Oregon," Ryan Deehan said of his Colorado visit. "I had a good time there too. They have really good locker rooms and facilities because they are sponsored by Nike too. The whole atmosphere was really nice and they are still pretty young and getting better. The game was kind of frustrating because they were always one block away from busting a big run..."

Ryan Deehan, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound, three-star tight end from Poway, Calif., has already taken two official visits with only one more remaining.

He visited Oregon on Sept.1 when the Ducks took on Houston. "It was a lot of fun," Deehan said. "I really enjoyed myself. The game was great because the fans really get into it and the crowd is really loud. The whole place is fun and they have some of the best facilities. All their equipment is new and high tech.

"Eugene is also a really nice town and I just felt really comfortable there," he said. "I really like Oregon's offense and how they pass the ball a lot and spread it around."

Following his trip to Eugene, Deehan headed east to Colorado when the Buffs took on Florida State (Sept. 15).

"It was actually pretty similar to Oregon," Deehan said of his Colorado visit. "I had a good time there too. They have really good locker rooms and facilities because they are sponsored by Nike too. The whole atmosphere was really nice and they are still pretty young and getting better. The game was kind of frustrating because they were always one block away from busting a big run or making a big play. It's tough for coach Dan Hawkins because he's still working with players he didn't recruit and they are doing the best they can."

Deehan's final visit will be to Arizona State on Oct. 13 when the Sun Devils take on Washington. "I'm really eager to see what it's like over there during a game day," Deehan said. "They are a good team and are playing pretty well right now. Coach Dennis Erickson is a great coach and I think he'll have them competing for the Pac-10 soon.

"I'm only looking at these three and I'm going to try to make my decision after I get back from Arizona State," he said. "I just plan to sit down and look at everything and see where I felt best. My decision isn't gonna be based on one thing. I'm looking at everything."

Last time we spoke with Deehan, he listed Washington in his top four, but the Huskies didn't make his final cut. "I called coach Ty Willingham and we talked about me coming up to a game because I wanted to see what it was like there, but he basically didn't want me to come. I had never had them that high on my list and it didn't seem like I was high on theirs, so I just dropped them. Right now it's between Oregon, Colorado and Arizona State, but I can't say that anyone has an advantage or anything."

Poway High School is off to an excellent 3-0 start. Deehan says he's had one receiving touchdown thus far.

Deehan is ranked as the No. 25 tight end in the country by Scout.com.


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