SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The nation’s No. 4 athlete, per the 247Sports composite, is no longer taking an official visit to Alabama, but it should not be a concern for the Crimson Tide.
Devin Asiasi, a four-star tight end/defensive end from De La Salle High School (Concord, Calif.), told SEC Country after Thursday’s U.S. Army All-American bowl game practice that he has replaced his Jan. 22 visit to Alabama with Michigan.
“I decided to talk with my parents about it and we decided that it’s best for me to change it because I already visited Alabama twice,” Asiasi said. “I haven’t been to Michigan before and I’d like to see how it is. I just want to make sure I am not missing anything when I make my decision.”
With his decision to longer visit Alabama, would that mean that he is no longer considering the Crimson Tide?
“Hell no!” Asiasi emphatically said. “They’re still in my top. It’s still a good school and I have already seen them twice. I have a good idea of how they are and how they handle their business.”
After giving the news to Alabama outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi Wednesday night, the two of them discussed the possibility of rescheduling the trip.
“He’s trying to fit in another visit,” Asiasi said of Lupoi’s plans. “We need to talk about it more, but he’s trying to see if I can come in mid-week.”
Alabama, along with USC, Michigan, Washington and UCLA, are the schools Asiasi is primarily focused on right now.
If National Signing Day was today, Asiasi knows the reason why he would choose the Crimson Tide.
“It’s one of the top premier schools,” he said. (Alabama tight end) O.J. (Howard) is probably leaving (to the NFL draft). I think the best way to get used to the system is actually being in game situations and putting myself out there. I think it would be a good choice for me.”