Big OT Hattis likes Sun Devils

Arizona State is having early-cycle success recruiting offensive linemen and a New Mexico prospect who recently visited the school holds the Sun Devils in high regard.

Arizona State has had some early success recruiting offensive linemen in the Southwest in 2015 and has the interest of another tackle in the region.

The Sun Devils just got the verbal commitment of Southern California 3-star offensive tackle Cohl Cabral last week to go along with the commitment of Arizona 3-star offensive guard Marshal Nathe. The Sun Devils also have the attention of another 3-star offensive lineman from Arizona’s neighboring state to the east.

New Mexico 3-star offensive tackle Henry Hattis said ASU is one of his “top schools.”

“I’m very highly interested in Arizona State I’d say at this moment,” Hattis said. “When I came out for my visit…three weeks ago, I got to watch the spring game, (they) took me around, showed me the facilities and everything like that. I was very impressed and after meeting all the coaches, it was very impressive and (it’s) definitely one of my top schools right now.”

The 6-foot-7, 265-pound tackle from V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, N.M. said last week he received a scholarship offer from San Diego State to put his total at seven.

He said he has offers from Missouri, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Texas Tech and Washington State to go along with San Diego State and ASU’s offers.

Besides visiting ASU for the spring game, Hattis said he visited Missouri and Northwestern during his spring break. He said he is also very high on the Tigers after his visit to Columbia, Mo.

Hattis said two things really stuck out to him during his trip to Tempe, Ariz. He said he enjoyed seeing the campus and watching the offense up close in the spring game.

Hattis said he started being recruited by the Sun Devils after taking part in an ASU camp last summer. At the camp, he said he connected with graduate assistant offensive line coach Josh Martin and they have been contact ever since.

He also said he has been talking with offensive line coach Chris Thomsen since he received an offer from ASU.

Hattis said the coaches told him he would play left tackle in the Sun Devils’ system.

Hattis said he got a good sense of how the Sun Devils run their offense watching the spring game and said he could fit well in ASU’s fast-paced, spread offense.

“I was able to see their offensive style and it fits kind of how I play my offensive style,” Hattis said. “I would say I’m a on the little bit of the lighter side compared to other offensive tackles, but this does help me with my athleticism because I’m able to get out and pull and run a little better than other, heavier tackles,” Hattis said.

Hattis said the ASU coaches told him the ASU training and strength staff would help him bulk up to 300 pounds if he came to play for the Sun Devils.

When it comes to his recruitment, Hattis said he has some obvious focal points.. He said he wants a solid education and proximity to home is a factor.

He said he most importantly wants to join a program with the ultimate goal in mind.

“My dream as a kid has been to win a national championship,” Hattis said. “So I’d definitely like to attend a school that that could become a reality for me.”

Hattis said he will compete in the Nike Opening combine in Oakland on May 17. He said he does not have any set plans on attending any college camps this summer.

He said he probably will not take another unofficial visit to ASU this offseason but said he should take an official visit to ASU during the fall. When it comes to his overall recruitment plan, Hattis said he might make his commitment at the end of the summer before the high school season begins. He said some of his former teammates recommended it so he can focus on the high school season and not worry about his recruitment.


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