Lineman taking his time

Jacob Alsadek is taking his time, but Arizona is among the favorites. Read on to see if he is tempted to commit, what other schools are in the running, and more.

Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines High School offensive tackle Jacob Alsadek is slowly gaining more attention and scholarship offers, but feels like the end of his recruitment may have to wait a while

Alsadek, a 6-foot-7, 325-pound lineman, has talked about making an early commitment in the past, but now wants to wait and make sure that he is making the right decision the first time.

"I don't really have a timetable right now," Alsadek said. "I've said before that maybe I'd commit in a few weeks, but just sitting down with my parents, I don't feel that I'm ready yet to make a decision for the rest of my life pretty much.

"The college I pick is where I'm going to get my degree and where I'm going to learn how to play at the next level. It's like a card that sticks with you for the rest of your life."

Alsadek does have a few different schools to choose from, as he was offered a scholarship by Washington State on Tuesday, joining Arizona, Arizona State, Kansas State, and Oregon State.

Arizona was one of the first schools to offer the high school senior and the Wildcats have stood out to him.

"Coach Rodriguez is really cool," Alsadek mentioned. "I've sat down and talked with him twice. What he did at West Virginia is just amazing. He did some good things at Michigan and now he's down there with all of his guys. He can do something down there, it's just a matter of time."

Arizona is looking to complete its recruiting class in the coming months. It only has a few scholarships left to offer and offensive linemen are so far missing from the class.

"What they said to me is that they are in desperate need of offensive tackles and they don't have any committed right now," Alsadek said.

Even though Arizona would like to take more players, they are down to just a few scholarships for the 2013 recruiting class.

"They want to take two, but they only have three scholarships left," Alsadek said. "So, they are trying to let me take my time, but once they get down to the last one, I'll have to make my decision.

"If they call me and say they only have one spot left and I have to choose right then, well hopefully I'll make the right decision and put myself in the best position for my future."

Alsadek hopes that the phone call doesn't come too soon. He still wants to take some more trips and officials before deciding on a school.

"I hope it's not too soon because I want to take my official visit there and see what it's like to go to school there.

"I just know that when I commit, I'm going to stick to it. I'm not going against my word."


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