Sulaiman Hameed has not played yet this season because of a nagging knee injury but that did not stop the 2014 cornerback from Alameda, Calif., from picking up his first offer.
Arizona State has been communicating with Hameed for a while and the 5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect said the Sun Devils offered him on Tuesday.
"It was kind of crazy," Hameed said. "I guess they saw my sophomore highlight film and they heard about me at one of the camps, maybe the NIKE one. They said they were watching me for a while. They kind of came out of nowhere. I hadn't been hearing too much from them.
"I recently started to get a lot of mail and they came to visit at the school when they played Cal. They were supposed to get back to me sometime this week and I called coach (Chris) Ball (Tuesday) and he told me they'd like to offer me."
It was a big shock to Hameed, who shined at the Oakland NIKE Camp this spring, especially since he's been sidelined so far this season. He likes Arizona State a lot but also wants to take his time with recruiting.
"I definitely like what they're talking about but I don't want to make any early commitments," Hameed said.
"I'm so grateful and blessed that they offered me especially since I haven't played this season. I give them a lot of respect. He told me too they like the kind of person I am and they like my character and that means a lot to me."
A lot of interest is coming in so the 2014 recruit wants to remain patient. Hameed said Colorado, Nebraska, Utah, Washington State, Iowa State, Duke, Boise State, Oregon and Yale have all reached out.
The nagging knee injury is getting better and Hameed said he hopes to return to the field this week.
"We just started league play so hopefully I'm going to play this week," Hameed said. "I can't wait to get back out there."