Devin Asiasi committed to the Michigan Wolverines on Signing Day over USC, UCLA, Alabama and Washington.
De La Salle tight end Devin Asiasi chose the Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday during his Signing Day announcement on ESPN, spurning USC, UCLA, Alabama and Washington.
The four-star tight end was one of the most coveted at his position for the 2016 recruiting cycle. Rated as the third best tight end in the class by the 247 Sports composite, Asiasi is considered one of the Top 75 players in the country and the 12th player in the state of California.
At 6-foot-5, Asiasi is a big-bodied tight end whose ability to catch the ball is matched by the difficulty it takes to bring him down. On top of his ball skills, he brings the best of both worlds to the table by also showing a willingness to do the work as a blocker.
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Tight end is not his only potential position however. As a capable defensive end in high school, Asiasi has also been projected as a defensive lineman at the next level.
Considering USC’s needs at both of those positions, Asiasi would have been a perfect fit for the Trojans. However, the fit was not to be as John Harbaugh was able to convince him to leave California for Michigan.
Without Asiasi, USC will have to be content with four-star tight end Cary Angeline, who committed to the Trojans last summer and will not be the long tight end addition for the 2016 class.