January 18, 2009

ASU offers Finkenberg

Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Tesoro offensive tackle Evan Finkenberg made his second official visit this weekend, to Arizona State.

Finkenberg's recruiting stock has really risen of late after a breakout senior season in which he moved from tight end to left tackle and was named first team all-CIF, first team all-Orange County and first team all-league.

The 6-foot-6 255 pounder reports a bench max of 310 pounds and a squat max of 405 pounds. Finkenberg has a self reported grade-point average of 3.4 and scored 26 on the ACT.

"The trip went really good," Finkenberg said. "They offered me a scholarship and I am really considering it.

"I got in on friday with my Dad," Finkenberg said. "A bunch of recruits hung out with some of the players it was a good time. On Saturday we got to sit down and talk to Coach Erickson and some of the coaches. I got to sit down and talk to Coach Smith for a long time. That night we all got talked out to a steak house, it was really good.

"After that we went out with all of the players again. I got meet with one of the Deans of the business school because I want to major in business management and I got to talk him about the classes and stuff, so that was good.

"Today was good," Finkenberg said. "We all had breakfast and then talked to the coaches again before we got taken to the airport. I got to talk to Coach Erickson. He told me that he really liked me a lot and thought that I would fit in really well with the program. One of the things that I really liked was the experience that Coach Erickson and Coach Smith have. They have developed guys and coached together for so long in college and in the NFL. That is a big plus for ASU with me.

"I really liked how everything was new and top of the line. All of the equipment is new and they have brand new locker rooms are really cool. I liked those things a lot. I really didn't learn anything new because I came out here last April I think it was and learned a lot about the campus and stuff back then."

Finkenberg also reports an offer from Washington State and is getting a lot of interest from Colorado.

"I really didn't think about committing," Finkenberg said. "I want to go home and talk to my Mom about it and also I am set to go visit Colorado next weekend. I would say that I think that ASU is a leader now. ASU, Colorado and Washington State are my main three. The ASU coaches said they are going to call me this week to set up a time for them to come down and have an in-home visit with me."

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