Hasiak Working Things Out

The soft verbal to UCLA, from Kapolei (Hawaii), talks about his verbal to the Bruins, his upcoming visits in January, and the week he's spent in Orlando at the UnderArmour All-America Game practices...

Kapolei (Hawaii) offensive tackle Stan Hasiak (6-6, 340), has been getting a lot of time on the offensive line this week for Team White in Orlando at the UnderArmour All-America Game.

While Hasiak is enjoying the time in Florida, he knows that January will be a busy month as he winds down his recruitment.

The soft verbal to UCLA will take two official visits in January, which will help determine where he signs in February.

"I'm visiting Oregon State and USC this month," said Hasiak. "I actually switched my dates. I was going to visit Oregon State earlier, but I'm taking it later out, closer to Signing Day so I'm going to take a visit to USC with my friend Simi (Vehikite) from my high school on January 16."

Hasiak was talking about visiting Washington in January recently, but that looks like it is a long shot to happen.

"Honestly, I don't know if I'll have enough time to visit Washington," said Hasiak. "I don't get back to Hawaii until January 13, so I probably won't have enough time to visit there."

Hasiak visited Cal, and was being recruited by Jim Michalczik, who's since left to take the offensive line position at Washington.

"At first, it was a big shock to me," said Hasiak. "I was surprised that Coach Michalczik left. He was one of the big reasons why I was considering Cal. But I got over that, because I know whoever they chose for that spot will be a good coach and a good name."

Hasiak said his recruitment is focused on four schools.

"Really, it's the three California schools and Oregon State," said Hasiak.

And at this point, he's got no plans to back away from his commitment to UCLA.

"I'm sticking with my verbal, there is no doubt about that," said Hasiak. "I'm just looking at my opportunities. I'll have some coaches from other schools in for visits, but like I said, I'm sticking with m verbal."

In the meantime, Hasiak is soaking in the time in Orlando.

"It was a big time change for me, and a big wake up call," said Hasiak. "I was tired at first, but I got used to it. The practices have gone by really quick. There are a lot of good guys here. We've got a lot to work on, we're just a little sloppy, but we're working it out."

And he's started to bond with the offensive linemen.

"It's really fun, I've enjoyed this a lot and have got to become really good friends with Kevin Graf, John Martinez and Xavier Sua-Filo. Being on the same O-Line with them, being on the same team with them has been really fun and it's been the best part. It's something we'll all share for the rest of our lives. It's been a neat experience."

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