Fast rising three-star offensive tackle Evan Finkenberg (6-5, 255, 4.8) from Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Tesoro took his trip to Colorado this past weekend. Talked it over with his parents and made his college decision this morning.
"I liked it a lot out there in Colorado, but I ultimately committed to Arizona State this morning," Finkenberg said. "I think I like the coaching experience at Arizona State. I like all of the NFL experience on ASU's coaching staff."
"I loved all of the facilities at ASU and I think Arizona State is a great fit for me and I am excited to get out there."
The Sun Devils get a player in Finkenberg who will definitely see his best days as a football ahead of him. He also a team first player as evident with his seamless move from tight end to offensive tackle on a moment's notice without batting an eye. He did what the team needed him to do and he was paid in kind by becoming one of the fastest rising offensive linemen on the west coast while earning him a scholarship.
In an earlier interview with Tesoro head coach Brian Barnes, he had the following to say about his talented offensive tackle.
"Everybody who have come through here says wow, when they see Evan," Barnes said. "He is very athletic, has great feet and has the frame to carry another 50 pounds without losing a step."
"Every week, Evan is getting better as he becomes more comfortable playing the position," Barnes said. "He projects as a big time offensive tackle and has a lot of good football ahead of him."
"Evan has really taken in being an offensive lineman," Barnes said. "He just needs a good off-season working on technique. He had to learn the position on the fly this season and once he's in college he's only going to get better."
Arizona State wins this recruiting battle over other offers from Washington State and Colorado.
Finkenberg earned first-team all-league, first-team all-county and first-team all-CIF for his senior season performance. An outstanding student, Finkenberg also Scholar Athlete Award.
Outstanding get for Dennis Erickson and Arizona State.