June 2, 2008

Sun Devils among top three for Hewitt

Tight end figures to be a position that Arizona State will concentrate heavily on for the 2009 class and Colorado's Ryan Hewitt is among the school's top targets. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder from Denver (Colo.) Mullen currently is holding seven scholarship offers.

Hewitt said his offers have come from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Northwestern, Stanford, Washington State, and Wyoming. He also reported that he has been receiving heavy interest from California and Washington.

"One of the Washington coaches was at our school about a week ago," Hewitt said. "I like Washington; they have a really good program. I think I will be attending Cal's camp this summer but I am not sure."

Hewitt lists his favorites as Stanford, California, Washington, Colorado, and Arizona State.

"I would say Stanford, CU and Arizona State stand out right now," Hewitt said. "I like Stanford's coaching staff a lot. They are young, energetic guys that are really passionate. I like that. Arizona State has a good program and I like its location. Coach Lubick is recruiting me. They have a good program."

Hewitt caught 12 passes last season and was named honorable mention all-Centennial League.

"My strengths are my ability to catch the ball and get open," Hewiit said "I can also block really well with my size."

Hewitt started for the first time last year and helped Mullen finish with a record of 12-1 as well as an appearance in the 5A state semi-finals.

"I have a versatile role in our offense," Hewitt said "We run a lot so I have to stay in and block. But often in passing situations I line up at the slot or as a wide receiver."

Hewitt, who so far has made only one unofficial visit to Stanford for its junior day. is unsure of which camps he will attend this summer.

"I don't having anything really set up right now," Hewitt said "I am not sure about attending ASU's camp but I do plan on coming out to ASU for an unofficial visit."

A good student, Hewitt is looking for the right fit when he makes his college decision.

"I want to go to a school with solid academics and one that has a solid football tradition," Hewitt said "I am looking for an offense that utilizes the tight end in both a pro style and spread offense."

Right now Hewitt's main focus is working out with his Mullen teammates who are getting ready for the start of practice on June 4th.

"Mullen is looking real good; I think we will have a good team," Hewitt said "As far as personal goals, I want to have at least 30 catches."

Hewitt is determined not to rush to a decision.

"The recruiting process has been fun but it will be hard when I have to make a decision," Hewitt said. "I will just see how it goes, I will take some of my visits but I am not sure if I will take all of them."

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