Robertson favoring ASU

It may be hard for Zach Robertson to put his finger on one particular aspect that attracts him to Arizona State, but suffice to say that the sum of many factors is what has placed the Sun Devils on top of the list for this Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman. Devils Digest talked to Robertson about his recruitment with ASU and his timetable for a decision.

“Recruiting is going well and they are definitely my number one,” Robertson said of Arizona State. “It’s a great school with great coaches and they have been recruiting me a lot and I've been talking to them all the time. They came to my house last week (Thursday) and we just sat down and talked, watched some football and we talked about the program and how I would have a great chance to play early because I’m their number one (uncommitted offensive line prospect) guy.

“When I went there on my visit I really liked the facilities and the campus because there are a lot of things to do there. I really like all the people I met. The O-line guys are a tight group that sticks together. Coach Thomsen is a great coach and he put a lot of guys in the NFL. He really knows the game of football and knows what is takes to be a good offensive lineman. He gets his point across without cussing and in a respective way. He treats his player fairly and has great character.”

The 6-4 315-pound Zach Robertson said that his versatility to play guard or tackle is the trait that is probably the most attractive to the ASU staff.

“They like how physical I am,” Robertson described, “and how I come from a winning program where I played well with a lot of Division I guys and also against them. I like their no huddle up tempo system and they also play hard and play physical. I watched them play against Notre Dame and they really got after it.”

Robertson indicated that he may take an official visit to LSU in January, but otherwise the only trip that is a certainty next month is an unofficial visit to Tempe.

“Sometime in January I will drive up there,” Robertson remarked. “just to come and hang out with the guys. I’m not going to make a decision until after I take that visit. There a lot of things I’m going to look for in a school, but in a nut shell I’m looking for a good atmosphere football wise, good relationship with the coaches, a chance to play early or maybe after a year or two and just a place that feels right and feels like home where I can flourish.

“I want to go to a place where I’m celebrated, not tolerated.”

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