SoCal OL Makes it San Jose State During Visit

New offensive line coach Gary Bernardi has barely been on the job a week, yet he is already bringing in the bigs. During his official visit, a talented lineman pledged for San Jose State, a school he hadn't heard from a week prior to the visit. He tells Inside Sparta what sealed the deal.

The new football coaching staff noted in a recent meeting with the media that the offensive line would be a recruiting priority. They wanted lean, quick lineman to run the system being instituted by head coach Mike MacInyre. On Saturday they offered Nick Kaspar of Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Calif. On Sunday, Kaspar took them up on the deal and is now a Spartan.

"I loved it up there," Kaspar said. "I really like the camaraderie amongst the players, and I like the coaching staff a lot, they seem to know what they're doing and were on top of everything."

Kaspar chose SJSU over UNLV, Cal Poly, Sacramento State, and Duke. His relationship with San Jose State began only recently, but he's known Coach Mac for some time.

"Coach Mac was talking to me when he was at Duke," Kaspar said. "Now that he's closer to my home it was a great choice."

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Kaspar said he can play on either side of the line, but looks to be an offensive player.

"They haven't decided whether I'll play inside or out, I can do either," he said. "I'm not sure if I'll redshirt of if I'll get the opportunity to play right away. Either way is fine with me."

Kaspar said he would like to major in business, and may start at SJSU this summer. However his high school semester may end after the San Jose State summer session begins.

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