Serra defender to visit Tempe this weekend

When recruiting his teammate Devan Spann, Sean Bacon also caught the eye of the ASU coaches. Consequently, the defensive end will trip to the Sun Devils after the undefeated Cavaliers face Oaks Christian in their CIF section championship game on Friday.

"Recruiting with Arizona State is going great," said the 6-3 215 Sean Bacon. "My first official visit is going to be there this weekend. I'm looking forward to learning about the program, view the facilities, get to know the players and coaches…just get to see how everything works out there."

Bacon has thus far offers from Washington State and San Diego State and commented that he anticipates receiving an offer from the Sun Devils this weekend. He added that he really appreciates the manner in which ASU wide receivers coach, Eric Yarber, has been recruiting him.

"He's very straight forward and just goes about his business," Bacon pointed out. "I like how he carries himself as a recruiting football coach."

Bacon stated that he did get to catch a couple of the Sun Devil games on TV this past season and he has been drawn to the aggressive nature of this defense. "I think they do a great job with their blitzes and coverages," Bacon commented. "They do really well and I just like how they play."

The Serra standout is third on the team in tackles with 110, and paces the Cavaliers with 17 sacks. "Arizona State is looking at me both as a defensive end and outside linebacker," Bacon said. "If I want to play defensive end I know I'll have to add a lot of muscle but keep my speed."

Bacon reported a 40-yard time of 4.72. He benches 275 lbs., squats 370 and power cleans 260.

"I'm fast coming off the edge," said Bacon of his skills. "But I'm also strong so I have the best of both worlds when I go up against a lineman. I study the linemen and see what their habits are so I can beat them when I pass rush. Sometimes I have the tendency to stand up too high, so I have to work on staying low."

The defensive lineman stated that he expects to receive offers from Arizona and Iowa State. He is scheduled to visit the Wildcats on Dec. 18th and Washington State sometime next month.

Serra cornerback Devan Spann will also trip to ASU this weekend and Bacon admitted that he would love to team up with his fellow Cavalier at the next level. "Going to a school with someone you already know would be real cool," Bacon commented. "I have to take all my visits first and see what program out there has good work ethic with their football program and their academics.

"Whichever program shows me that work ethic, that's where I'll go to."

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