Sulka sees ‘perfect fit' at ASU

Granted, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame offensive tackle Tyler Sulka already held the Sun Devils in high regard before his visit to Tempe. Nonetheless, he got the reassurances he needed this past weekend to make his pledge to the maroon and gold yesterday. Following his visit Devils Digest caught up with Sulka to talk about his decision.

"It feels good, a relief," said Tyler Sulka concerning his decision. "I visited Arizona State a couple of times before so it was already my top choice. I wanted to take this visit and be reassured with the academic part and everything else. Jean (Boyd) who handles the academics does a great job and is on top of everything. Meeting with him was probably my favorite part of the visit.

"I was hosted by Steven Threet, met a lot of players and hung out with them, and I really like what I saw. I knew it was perfect fit for me."

Sulka, who is being recruited by offensive line coach Gregg Smith, sat down with his future coach and watched game film to see how he could fit in the Sun Devil offense.

"I was really impressed with the highlights I saw," Sulka commented. "I think I would do well on this offensive line and Coach Smith thinks I'm a perfect fit too. I can always get bigger and stronger and I can tell that the strength and conditioning coach there is on top of stuff so he will help me out."

Notre Dame finished the 2009 campaign with a 9-3 loss to Mission Viejo in the second round of the playoffs. 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.


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