Sun Devils have Alves' attention

Arizona State is perceived as potentially the current best scholarship offer by a San Diego offensive linemen being recruited by the program.

California offensive line prospect Michael Alves is still waiting for more offers to come his way.

Alves said Arizona State offered him a scholarship toward the end of his junior season and he is impressed with the Sun Devils’ ranking last season.

“So far out of the teams that have offered me I think they’re ranked the highest in football,” Alves said. “So that’s pretty good for me. I don’t think any teams are actually in Top-25 besides them. But again, that could change. It’s obviously for me an indication that’s a good football team.”

After winning 10 games for the second straight season, the Sun Devils finished No. 12 in the final AP poll last season.

Other schools that have reportedly offered Alves a scholarship include Boston College, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State.

Alves said coaches from other programs have been adding him on Twitter and he is confident that he should receive more scholarships.

As he waits for more attention, Alves said he does not plan on traveling a lot to take unofficial visits in the spring and summer. He said track and field and spring football practices take up a majority of his time in the spring.

As of right now, he said he does not plan on visiting Arizona State for an unofficial visit. He said the only reason he would come to campus was if he was already in the Phoenix area for another reason.

The 6-foot-4, 318-pound offensive guard prospect from St. Augustine High School in San Diego only has two college visits set in stone at the moment.

He said he is traveling to New York for a family trip. On the trip he said he will visit family in Boston. Alves said he is going to go to the Boston College campus because he will be in the area anyway.

Alves said he is also going to a camp in Oregon this summer. Alves said he might go visit Washington and Cal this summer if he finds time, but could not fully commit to either visit at the moment.

Since Alves does not know all of his options, he said he has not even thought about official visits yet. But he did hint at some interest in visiting ASU officially.

“If I wasn’t to get any more offers I think Arizona State would get a visit from me,” Alves said. “But as of right now, I’m not really putting anything in concrete yet.”

Alves said he has been mostly communicating with graduate assistant offensive line coach Josh Martin and he said he spoken with ASU's running backs and offensive line coaches as well.

Alves said Martin told him he would be a guard in the Sun Devils’ offensive line to utilize his pulling ability.

As Alves continues his recruiting process, he said it is important to him to find a program where he can make an impact.

“Football wise, if they were to say you’re play style everything like that would fit in perfectly, you know it’s really good for me because I want a place where I can go and can show off my abilities and everything,” Alves said.

Alves said he is also interested in studying computer science.

Alves said he competed in the Nike Opening regional in Los Angeles on March 8. He said he placed in the top five at the showcase. He said he also took part in a Semper Fi skills camp in Fullerton, California.

Besides the trip to Oregon, Alves said he does not have any plans to participate in any other college summer camps or junior days.

Alves said he is going to wait for all of his scholarship offers to come in before he starts narrowing down his choices. He said he believes around the end of June or beginning of August, he will have all of his offers.

At that point he wants to narrow down his choices to a top five or seven. Then a month later cut his list down to three so he can focus on his senior high school football season.

He said once his high school season is over he will make some more visits and then he should make his commitment.

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