Sulka excited for ASU visit

Tyler Sulka has been on the Sun Devils' recruiting radar for several months now, and the interest from ASU has only increased in recent weeks. The Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame offensive tackle picked up a scholarship offer last month and will take an official visit to Tempe this weekend.

"I was being recruited by Coach Olson and now I've been talking to the O-Line Coach Smith," said the 6-5 270 Tyler Sulka. "I've been out there twice (unofficially) for the team camp and again last summer. So I talked a lot Coach Smith and the other coaches there at Arizona State.

"I really like the family atmosphere there with the players. The facilities there are the top of the line and the school has a lot to offer."

San Diego State and UNLV are the only schools along with ASU that have offered, and Sulka commented that Fresno State and Nevada may be close to offering him as well. Nonetheless, there is only one school his favors over the rest.

"Arizona State is definitely my top school," Sulka commented. "I'm really looking forward to my first official visit and I can see myself committing there if I liked it."

The Knights finished the 2009 campaign with a 9-3 loss to Mission Viejo in the second round of the playoffs. Sulka was generally pleased with the way he and the team played all throughout the year.

"I'm a good run blocker," he said of his skills, "but I could improve my technique. I'm a very coachable player so I know I can improve my game.

As a junior, the lineman earned First Team All-Serra League honors. He is fairly athletic for his size running a 5.0 in the 40-yard and having a 30 inch vertical jump. In the weight room he reported marks of 308 lbs. in the power clean, 500 in squatting and a bench press of 285.

Sulka mentioned that academics are very important to him and that a school having his major, Kinesiology, will be a big factor as to where he will verbal.

"I'm looking for a school that will just be a good fit for me," he said.

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