Njunge is a Sun Devil Pledge in the Making

Pasadena City College Offensive Tackle Tom Njunge was offered a scholarship by ASU last week. This was after he had already committed to Boise State. The maroon and gold's intense recruiting efforts in the last several days paid off. Njunge is set to commit to ASU while in Tempe this weekend, and will sign a Letter of Intent next week. Devils Digest caught up with the lineman on Thursday night.

"Arizona State has been recruiting me since the beginning of the season," said the 6-4 280 Tom Njunge who prepped at Pasadena Muir High School. "Kansas State and Boise State offered me, and I committed to Boise because I thought they would be a good fit. I didn't think a lot about it and I thought to myself ‘is this really where I want to go'?...so I decided to take more trips and see what's up."

The lineman has never been to Arizona State, but indicated to his recruiting coach, ASU's Safeties Coach Matt Lubick, that he intends to officially commit during his trip. "The whole academic presentation was impressive, and they show you the percentage of athletes there who graduate," he commented. "I like the weather and I'm not used to cold. My parents like it a lot, it's close to home, and I like the Pac-10."

When Njunge does make his commitment official, he will join Pasadena Teammate, cornerback Terell Carr. "It's good to have somebody there I already know, so that's another factor," he stated

Njunge had played left tackle both seasons at Pasadena. "My pass blocking is my strongest skill," he said. "I don't give up many sacks."

Njunge was a qualifier out of high school and is wrapping up his finals this week. When he goes through with his pledge this weekend he'll be ASU's 15th known commitment of the 2008 recruiting class. As it stands right now, he and Carr are the only junior college prospects scheduled to sign with the Sun Devils this coming Wednesday, and enroll in the school in the spring.

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