Lineman Enjoys Amazing Trip to ASU

Kyle Dooley, a 6-2 280 center from Papillion-La Vista High School in Nebraska has been courted by the Sun Devils for nearly a year now. Last weekend he visited Tempe and Devils Digest caught up with him to get his impressions of his visit.

"It was an amazing trip," said Kyle Dooley who was hosted by Jon Hargis. "I loved the campus. I really got to know the players and coaches. I was really impressed how they all were like one big family. I did watch them a lot on TV last year and this year, and it was nice to see everything in person."

"Arizona State has been recruiting me since last year and that's when they offered me," Dooley stated. "Coach Myers from Arizona State has been recruiting me. TCU, Iowa State and Colorado State have offered me too. I haven't visited TCU and I don't have anything scheduled with them now. I did visit Iowa State and Colorado State unofficially."

Dooley is primarily being recruited as a center, and can also play guard. "I could get a little bit quicker and stronger," he said of his skills. "I feel that I'm a better pass blocker than run blocker. I do a good job reading defenses and picking up blitzes."

The center, who is academically qualified, is looking for a place that he can see himself fitting in for the next five years. At one time he thought that this place would have to be closer and similar to his home state, but the trip to Sun Devil country changed that perception. "There wasn't that big culture shock I thought I would get because Arizona is so different than Nebraska," he explained. "Now I know that I can fit in there, just like I can at Iowa State."

Dooley said that he expects to make a decision in two weeks. He added that he might wait to make his intentions known only after he takes an official trip to Iowa State once they have settled on a new head coach.

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