Mhiesen impresses at ASU’s camp

Even with three prospects committed to Arizona State, the Sun Devils are not done recruiting 2015 offensive linemen and are examining recruiting from the junior college ranks as well. One such player, Deya Mhiesen from Pierce College (Calif.) attended Sunday’s Elite Camp and was one of the standouts at that event.

The 6-7 305 lbs. Deya Mhiesen, yes he is a former basketball player, came away very impressed from Arizona State’s camp and valued the feedback he received from offensive line coach Chris Thomsen.

“It was a great camp,” Mhiesen said. “Coach Thomsen showed me a lot of new techniques that will make me a better player, having squared shoulders when you’re blocking, shorter punch, footwork and stuff like that. He did like how athletic I was and that I can move well for my size. He likes me better at right tackle, but I know I have to learn the left tackle position too.

“Getting stronger is something else I want to get better at.”

Mhiesen stated that ASU is one school that he has been talking to for several months now and at a high frequency.

“It’s a good thing to see a guy from Pierce, like Jaelen Strong, do well here,” Mhiesen commented. “I watched ASU a lot on TV last year. I like how they 50-50 running the ball and passing it. It’s like an NFL offense. I also like the spread offense and the high pace.

“This was my first time at Arizona State, and I really like the environment and the scenery. It’s very different from Pennsylvania where I’m from and you don’t see anything like this there. I really like the living conditions and people too. I love it.”

Aside from ASU, Mhiesen reported offers from Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State among others, and said that he will graduate in December.

“I don’t know when I’m going to decide,” Mhiesen admitted. “When there is a school where I want to be at, that is when I’m going to commit. I’m going to be patient about it. I’m gonna go to a school where I’m really cool with my position coach and my team. I’m not looking for much, just that.”

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