Eubank to visit ASU

The biggest enigma of the 2011 class is undoubtedly Corona (Calif.) Centennial standout Michael Eubank. The 6-5 220 quarterback has so far led the Huskies to a 6-0 record yet to date he has no offers from any BCS schools. Arizona State will be the first program to host Eubank on an official visit and we caught up with the Centennial QB to talk about his recruitment with the Sun Devils.

Through six contests Michael Eubank has completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 1,088 yards 10 touchdowns and just one interception. The dual-threat quarterback also rushed for 438 yards (an average of 11.23 yards a carry) and seven touchdowns.

The only offers Eubank has accumulated thus far are Northern Colorado and Utah State.

"It was frustrating in the beginning of the season when I wasn't getting more offers," Eubank confessed. "But I'm taking it as motivation and a stepping stone to what I need to do this year to get better. I had the mindset going into this season that if I do all the things I know I can do and take this team to where it needs to be then everything will fall into place."

ASU wide receivers coach Steve Broussard attended the Huskies' game last Friday, and Eubank has talked on the phone with both him and Arizona State offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone in the last week and the invitation to visit officially on October 30th was extended at that time.

"They told me that they were going to offer me," Eubank remarked. "They said that they were going to give me an offer before the visit or during the visit. They like my running ability and that it goes well with my throwing ability. They think I would fit well with the no-huddle offense that they are running there because that's what we do at Centennial. I like how the ASU offense is spread out and they throw a lot of screens but also they won't afraid to go deep sometimes. I played against (ASU running back) Deantre Lewis and I know that guy is amazing and I would love to play with him.

"I don't look to run first even though I did get faster from last year, and I pass when the situation calls for a pass. Being a running quarterback gives you versatility, but it's not just about you running the ball but also getting the wide receivers involved and passing the ball to them so they can make plays. If I pass the ball well that also helps the recruiting status of my receivers too."

Needless to say that once Eubank sets foot in Tempe for his visit he will meet several former Centennial teammates and that naturally is a factor that could be play a huge part in his recruitment.

"Going to Arizona State would be like going back to high school," Eubank said laughing. "Those guys are like family and that would be great to have family there when you move to a different state. I keep in touch with Vontaze (Burfict) and I'm close to Lee (Adams) and Will (Sutton). I don't know Brandon (Magee) and Shelly (Lyons) that well because they already left when I got there as a freshman.

"Those guys have a lot of fun playing every week and said that it's much better than high school. They also enjoy just living in that city. I thought high school was amazing but listening to this guys talk about college I realize how bad I want to play at that level."

The quarterback stated that the overall graduation rate of student-athletes and a strong family team environment are the main factors that will guide his ultimate decision. "I want to go to a school where the coaches treat their players like sons, not just football players," Eubank pointed out. The next four years of my life have to be at a place where I am happy to go to everyday."

Eubank indicated that Vanderbilt and LSU have been stepping up their recruiting efforts recently (asking for transcripts and game film respectively), but right now ASU is the lone visit he has scheduled. Nonetheless, even if the maroon and gold were to offer him on his visit the quarterback commented that he's in no hurry to pledge to any school.

"I'm going to wait for more offers because I might be interested in some of those schools that are going to offer me," Eubank explained. "I don't want to jump on something real quick if I could potentially get something better. I'm not going to make a decision before the season ends."


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