Big OL Catches K-State's Attention

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State has extended an offer and will soon be receiving a visit from San Diego's Jacob Alsadek. The 6-foot-7, 331-pound offensive lineman, who plays at Torrey Pines High School, was offered last month by Wildcat offensive line coach, Charlie Dickey.

"Coach Dickey's a great coach," said Jacob Alsadek. "We talk every week. I believe the offer came on May 18th. He said I move well, had good footwork, and liked my personality. He also liked the way I carry myself, weight-wise. I have a video on YouTube where I'm doing agility work. That's where a lot of my offers are coming from. The staff is on vacation, but I'm planning a visit [to Manhattan] on July 22nd when they return.

"I just spoke to a recruit, Garrett Bogart, from our rival school, Cathedral Catholic, who recently took a visit to Kansas State. He said it was beautiful and amazing. I can't wait to get out there to see it for myself. This season I watched Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl and against Oklahoma State. Our family is big on football so we watch a lot of games."

Alsadek just returned from a four campus trip to California, Stanford, Colorado, and Vanderbilt. Out of those for Colorado has offered, but Alsadek says Vanderbilt and Stanford may be close. He also has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and Oregon State, which is his most recent one.

"I'm trying to keep an open mind and not have a favorite right now," he said. "I don't want to commit and then decommit. I'd never do that to a program that would have to then recruit another kid. I'm waiting to see what offers I'll have then weigh the pros and cons of each one with my family.

"Academics are very important to me. It's every football players dream to play in the NFL and I want to go to a college that will help give me the best chance. Location is important to my parents, but for me it's about finding the school that's right for me. No matter where you go you only get to go home four weeks out of the year anyway."

Denied a chance to play football before high school in the Pop Warner leagues because of his size, Alsadek played on the Freshman team his first year at Torrey Pines. He then moved to a starting role on varsity as a sophomore at right tackle. Last season, he was named All-Palomar League honorable mention after moving to left tackle.

"In the off-season I've been lifting six days a week," Alsadek said. "I'm up to 390 (pounds) on bench and 525 (pounds) squatting. I've been doing a lot of footwork drills to work lateral movement and my core. I'm working on my technique with Stan Thomas who played for the (Chicago) Bears."

The San Diego Tribune named Alsadek to their All-Academic team last season. He reports a 3.3 GPA and a 27 on the SAT. He's No. 78 on the Torrey Pines Falcons.

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