"I was hosted by Sil Ajawara and he told me what it was like to be a player at Arizona State. He told me that this was a very good program, that the players work for their brothers and that this will be a good team to play for and good place to live at."
The 6-6 285-pound Demitric Camiel is being recruited as an offensive tackle, and reported weight room marks of 335 lbs. benching and 450 lbs. squatting. The lineman said that he has been recruited by ASU's offensive line coach, Bob Connelly, while he held the same position at UTEP.
"The coaches told me that as a big guy I have really good flexibility and I move well," Camiel remarked. "They also like how physical I am, how I use my hands and my work ethic. One thing that a lot of people don't know is that I didn't play football for all of my 9th grade and part of my 10th grade. So I don't have the experience that some other high school players have and what you see on film is just all the hard work I had to put in during a short time.
"I really like coach Connelly and how honest he is. I know that if I played for him he would really take care of me. He liked me at UTEP and wanted me to come there. Now that he left for Arizona State he wants to bring me with him. "
The offensive lineman had three schools on his short list prior to his ASU visit, and stated that now this list has been reduced to a tandem of programs.
"I'm longer considering Indiana (who he visited on Jan. 13th), so now it's between Arizona State and Mississippi State," Camiel said. "I'm going to visit them (Mississippi State) this week, then sit down with my parents, make a list of what each school and has to offer and see what I really want to do for my future. I'm just going to look at everything the school has as far as location, how they will develop me as a player, academics is obviously important.
"I'm going to look at everything and I will be ready to decide by signing day."