April 26, 2007

Aztecs first to offer Poway tight end

It was only a matter of time before Ryan Deehan picked up his first scholarship offer.

The 6-foot-5, 223-pound tight end from Poway (Calif.) High had been receiving recruiting interest from a long list of programs including UCLA, San Diego State, Texas A&M, Cal-Berkeley, Stanford, Michigan, Notre Dame, Washington, Colorado State, UNLV, TCU and Maryland.

Deehan received the good news that San Diego State was ready to extend an offer earlier this week.

"It's a verbal offer for now," explained Poway assistant coach Robby Sevier. "They text messaged Ryan and had him call and they verbally offered. [The written offer] should be coming soon. Ryan is really excited but he is wide open [with his recruitment] right now."

Arizona State, Utah State and Texas A&M have also stopped by Poway early on during spring evaluation process.

A first-team all-league, all-county and all-CIF selection last season, Deehan hauled in 51 passes for 840 yards and five touchdowns.

What separates Deehan from most high school tight ends?

"Probably my height and my hands, basically just my catching ability," he explained. "It's also hard for people to bring me down."

Deehan is unsure which summer camps he will attend. But did say he plans to attend the NIKE Camp in Palo Alto on May 19th.

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