Ryan Nowicki is starting to get offers, starting to hear from more Pac-10 schools and starting to realize he could be one of the most coveted offensive linemen in the state of Arizona this recruiting cycle.
Nowicki, a 6-foot-5, 272-pound offensive tackle from Glendale (Ariz.) Cactus, recently picked up an offer from Arizona State to go along with Washington State, New Mexico and San Diego State.
The Sun Devils offer is big for Nowicki, who recently attended Arizona State's junior day, but he said before he commits to any school he's still going to take his time to see which other programs get involved.
It's been a busy time for Nowicki, who's hearing from more teams all the time.
"It's really cool and I'm excited about it, another Pac-10 offer," Nowicki said. "I like every offer but this one I've been talking to them a lot. It's exciting no matter what. It's going good and getting it started finally.
"My name is actually getting out there now. I wasn't recognized before. Nobody really knew of me and then I started getting out there. Now it's starting to pick up."
At Arizona State's junior day, Nowicki talked with coach Dennis Erickson but left unsure whether an offer would come. When it did, the Glendale recruit was definitely excited - an in-state, Pac-10 program offering him is big.
"I talked to Erickson a little bit and he said they were excited about me," Nowicki said. "I really liked the facilities, the academic help and it seems like a really good program.
"It's just starting up. I still have a little bit of time. I think I'm going to hold it out a little bit, take a breath and see where everything goes."
Nowicki, one of the best-looking prospects at the Rivals.com Five Star Academy at Arizona State last month, doesn't seem to know where his recruitment is headed at this point, not necessarily a bad thing as more teams get involved.
The offensive lineman said he "honestly has no clue" which other programs could offer. For now, he's just enjoying the whole process.
Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, Boise State, Nebraska and Washington are some other schools Nowicki mentioned to Rivals.com earlier this month.