Four-star offensive lineman Stanley Hasiak (6-6, 320, 5.4) from Kapolei, Hawai'i went on his first official visit this weekend at UCLA one of the talented offensive lineman's top two schools. One of UCLA's biggest needs for the class of 2009 is along the offensive front.
"It is real good," Hasiak said about his visit to UCLA. "I decided to verbally commit to UCLA."
"The area that the school is in is real nice," Hasiak said. "The school itself is beautiful."
"I really like the coaching staff at UCLA," Hasiak said. "I don't think there is a better set of coaches anywhere."
"The players are great," Hasiak said. "I got to hang out with the players and I enjoyed their company."
"I feel I'm going to get be a part something special and be there at the beginning," Hasiak said. "I'm going to help UCLA rebuild."
"I told my dad while I was on my visit that I really liked UCLA and that I may commit," Hasiak said. "He told me that he would support me in whatever decision I make."
Hasiak will still take at least another visit to Cal and possibly one to USC.
Hasiak was hosted by freshman Jeff Baca and sophomore Kai Maiava. Patrick Cowan and Logan Paulsen also helped the cause and talked to Hasiak about the school in general and the coaches.
Hasiak has been a highly sought after player since he opened up eyes with a quality performance at the NIKE Combine in Honolulu, last spring. 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.
In Hasiak, the Bruins get a player who is just what the doctor ordered. Besides the Bruins, Hasiak has offers from the likes of Cal, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Washington and SMU.
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.