"They said the coaches are real excited about me, and thought I would be a good fit for the team."
Naturally, when ASU was recruiting Tesoro offensive lineman Evan Finkenberg, who signed a letter of intent with the Sun Devils, they couldn't help but notice the Titans' left guard.
"When they came to my school it was really all about Evan and they didn't talk a lot to me," Ajawara said. "I guess they were looking at me a lot too."
Ajawara plays exclusively on the offensive line, and is poised to be Tesoro's best lineman this coming season. In the weight room he reported marks of 450 lbs squatting, 275 in the power clean and 295 on the bench.
"I want to work on being more explosive," he commented concerning his skills. "I do a good job against the pass rush, but need to have quicker feet."
ASU is his first offer to date, but Ajawara indicated that he expected some other Pac-10 schools to follow suit in the near future.
Ajawara plans to visit Tempe in the off-season, and holds the maroon and gold in high regard. "They're definitely a school high on my list," he said. "I always liked them, and Evan told me what a great school they are. I got to see online the campus and the facilities, and it looks like a great place in general to be around."