JC Defensive Tackle Has Sun Devils in Top 3

Martin Tevaseu from Santa Rosa (Calif.) Junior College has already visited two of his top three schools. His last scheduled official visit is to Arizona State later this month, which begs the question is Tevaseu saving the best for last? The defensive tackle talked to Devils Digest about his recruitment with the maroon and gold.

"Recruiting is going good with Arizona State," said the 6-3 290 Martin Tevaseu. "I'm being recruited by Coach Monachino. I like him and Coach Koetter. I like the geographies of the school because it's a Pac-10 school and I'm a west coast guy."

Santa Rosa teammate Angelo Richardson verbaled to ASU earlier this week. Will this have any impact on Tevaseu? "Probably not," he replied. "I always say whatever floats your boat. Arizona State might be best for him but not for me, it all depends."

Nevertheless, he indicates that the Sun Devils, who will entertain him on Jan. 20th, have been recruiting him in earnest for about a month now. The lineman already visited Boise State and Colorado, and is leaving for a last minute trip to BYU on Saturday. He isn't sure if and when he will take a fifth visit, and the schools in the running for that trip are Arizona, Marshall, and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Tevaseu was named 2005 All-NorCal Conference defensive lineman. In his freshman year, he collected 40 tackles, five sacks, and had three knocked down passes. "I have good upper body strength and I can control the double teams," he said of his skills. "I need to work on the cut block and being more explosive."

The ASU prospect was a qualifier out of Anderson Valley High School located in Boonville, Calif. "No one looked at me coming out of high school," he recalled. "So It (the recruiting process) is fun. I didn't experience this in high school." Due to the fact that he was a qualifier, he will have three years of eligibility once he transfers.

While there's no timetable for his decision, it may not be a coincidence that Tempe is currently his last scheduled official trip. "If I really like the recruiting trip I might commit on it," he stated. A move that will surely bolster the Sun Devils' defensive line.

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