Lineman headed to Arizona

Arizona's recruiting class grew by one on Friday as it landed an offensive lineman. Read on to see who he is, why he chose Arizona, and more.

The Arizona Wildcats picked up an offensive tackle late Thursday night, as Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines lineman Jacob Alsadek committed to play his collegiate football in Tucson.

While he made the decision on Thursday night, he wanted to wait until Friday to announce it in order to inform the other schools involved.

Alsadek thought that he wanted to wait and take his time, but after thinking it over and talking with his parents, he felt that it was time to make a decision.

After all was said and done, it was his relationship with the Arizona coaches that made him want to commit.

"I love everyone out there," Alsadek said. "I'm a big family guy and it's like a family out there. My mom and I were out there and Matt Dudek was with us the entire time. I love him. He's been with me the entire recruiting process.

"I like Coach Smith, Coach Anae, Coach Rod. I just love everybody there. I feel at home there with all of them."

Arizona was one of the first schools to offer the lineman, who received his fifth offer from Washington State on Tuesday. The early offer may have given Arizona the extra advantage.

"I've been sitting on their offer for a while now," he said. "They were the second school to offer and I'm just really excited for this opportunity."

Alsadek is one of the last commits for the 2013 class and he is already excited to get to know his future teammates.

"It's really exciting for me because I know that we are going to have some great players coming in and playing good football with us," Alsadek said. "Derek Babiash plays in our league and we play him every year. I'm sure that I'll be getting to know him pretty soon."

Besides the big factors in his decision, the lineman also loved the little things that Arizona offered him.

"I know that they have a really good business school and that's what I want to study when I get there," he said. "I really like their Athletic Director, Greg Byrne, too. He knows some close family friends that live just down the street. He's a nice guy."

Now that he has committed to the Wildcats, Alsadek is just waiting to get to campus.

"It's a huge honor to have this opportunity to be a part of something like this," Alsadek said. "In the past, they haven't had much success, but I'm ready to get in there and give it our best shot and compete in the Pac-12.

"I want to turn this program around and I really believe in Coach Rod. I know that he can do it. I'm really excited to get on campus and start playing for them."

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