Devin Asiasi Commits to Michigan

The wait is over as heavily recruited prospect Devin Asiasi has chosen his school. He announced that he will attend the University of Michigan on National Signing Day.

Asiasi had been one of the more intriguing stories of the recruiting season. The four-star tight end from De La Salle High School in Concord, California had a final list of Michigan, Alabama, USC, UCLA, and Washington.

It was believed for some time that he was heavily leaning towards USC because of his close bond with the Trojans assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo. But as new SC head coach Clay Helton began filling out his staff it became clear that Tuiasosopo would have a reduced role and he left for a job on Jim Mora’s staff at UCLA, which put the Bruins in the center of the mix. He is also a close friend and high school teammate of lineman Boss Tagaloa who has been considered a UCLA lean.

But Asiasi also took three unofficial visits to Tuscaloosa and spoke highly of the staff at Alabama. He was so familiar with the situation there that he actually cancelled his official visit there in order to make room for a trip to Ann Arbor and meet with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. Jay Harbaugh, the coach’s brother and current tight ends coach at Michigan handled Asiasi’s recruiting.

Asiasi had more than 800 yards of total offense career yards at the famed De La Salle. He also played defensive end and had 15 career sacks, but at 6-5, 265, he is most likely to be exclusively a tight end in college.

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