Four-star offensive lineman Stanley Hasiak (6-6, 320, 5.4) from Kapolei, Hawai'i is living up to his reputation as one of the western region's best offensive linemen, though his team is off to a sluggish start, Hasiak has been doing his job.
"We've had a bumpy start, but I'm pretty sure that we can put it together," Hasiak said. "I have been playing well.
"I was supposed to play some defense this season, but the coach wants me to concentrate on helping the younger players on the offensive line so haven't played much defense," Hasiak said. "I haven't given up a sack all season."
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On the recruiting trail, two colleges have begun to emerge from the pack.
"I have for sure, two top teams," Hasiak said. "They are UCLA and Cal. I like the academics of both schools."
"I also like the coaches and the football at both schools," Hasiak said. "I wouldn't mind going to either school, because I know I would get a good education.
"I haven't set any visits yet, but I know I will be visiting UCLA and Cal for sure," Hasiak said. "My last three will probably come out of Oregon, Oregon State, Washington or USC."
Early playing time, at least at this juncture won't be an overriding factor in Hasiak's decision.
"As long as the coaches help me adjust to their systems it would be nice to play early, but right now I am looking for a school that can help me with both football and academics."
Last spring, Hasiak opened up some eyes with a quality performance at the NIKE Combine in Honolulu. He was timed in the 40 at 5.4 electronically. He also recorded a vertical leap of 30-inches, and ran an impressive for a big guy 4.7-shuttle time.
Like many football players from the Islands, Hasiak has natural strength and he's only going to get stronger once he gets into a D-I strength and conditioning program. He recently benched 185 pounds 32 times.
Hasiak was selected to the Rivals.com Hawai'i Preseason Top 15 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Aloha State's No. 2 prospect at any position.