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Sun Devils land Hawaiian offensive lineman Ben Scott

Not since the 2005 class and Honolulu offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao has ASU received a commitment from a Hawaiian prospect. That 13-year drought ended today as Ben Scott, another Honolulu offensive lineman committed to the school.

“When they offered me a scholarship they seemed really interested in me,” Scott said, “and it seemed like a good program to be in.”

The lineman committed to the Sun Devils sight unseen but has developed a good relationship with defensive line coach Shaun Nua who recruits that state for ASU.

“Coach Nua was here in the spring at my school talking to the coaches,” Scott recalled, “and he talked to me on the phone a few times. He’s Polynesian so he's like a lot of the guys I grew up here with in Hawaii. I like how he’s a loving and honest guy.

“Coach Christensen saw my film and how I improved. He likes my size any technique. He thinks I can be a good lineman. I’m a good pass blocker because we don’t run the ball much at my school, but I can run block too. I rely on my technique a lot and that helps me a lot in one-on-one competition with a defensive end.”

Scott mentioned Washington State, Hawaii and UNLV as recruiting him the hardest along with ASU. All these schools have offered the lineman, who said that he wanted to end the recruiting process earlier rather than later.

“I wanted to get this out of the way,” Scott explained,” because recruiting was taking up a lot of my time. It’s good to get it over with and just focus on e and my last year of high school.”

Scott plans to officially visit Tempe in early December and sign with the Sun Devil that month. He’s scheduled to graduate in May of 2019.

The lineman is ASU’s 12th known commitment in the 2019 class and the third offensive lineman of this group.

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