Hamilton Lineman Offered by Sun Devils

Many players from the reigning state 5A Division I champions from Chandler have been on the recruiting radar of the Sun Devils. One of them is 6-5 290 offensive tackle Patrick Jamison, who talked to Devils Digest about his recruitment with the maroon and gold.

"ASU offered me two weeks ago," said Patrick Jamison. "They're doing a great job recruiting me. I believe that the new coaching staff there will do a great job, and they're doing a good job connecting with the players they're recruiting. Arizona State has been a good program the last few years. I have lot of friends that go there and like it. I know the school is good education wise, so it's all good." He added that the fact that many Hamilton players are on the Arizona State football team, could play a role in his decision on where to play at the next level.

The offensive tackle, who was an honorable mention on the Arizona Republic 5A All-State team, was one of the stars of the Huskies who finished 13-1 in 2006. "I'm a good run blocker, and I have strong technique," said Jamison of his skills. "I do feel that I need to work on my pass block, but really I'm not perfect at anything, so I need to work on everything." Former NFL offensive tackle Anthony Munoz and current player Deuce Lutui, are two offensive linemen that Jamison has followed closely in the pro ranks.

The Sun Devils are Jamison's only offer to date. He took an unofficial visit to Arizona this past weekend, and at the time of this interview the Wildcats haven't offered him a scholarship. He mentioned UCLA, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and Colorado as other schools that have been pursuing him. "I would probably like to go to a California school and get away from home," he admitted. "I just want to see how everything weighs out and see what all the schools have to offer. I like Cal the most out of all the schools. If I stayed in Arizona, I'd probably pick ASU."

Jamison indicated that he doesn't plan to drag out his decision, and perhaps make his commitment in the next few months and without taking any official visits. "I'm hoping that if everything comes together," he explained, "I'll make a decision right at the beginning of the season or before."

The lineman remarked that he missed the Phoenix Nike Combine a couple of weeks ago due to a hamstring injury, which he has fully recovered from since. He noted that he plans to attend some of ASU's spring practices next month, as well as the Sun Devils' team camp in June. A trip to the Colorado camp and a Notre Dame linemen camp is in the works.

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