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February 6, 2013

Getting To Know: Jack Powers

Aptos (Calif.) Palma High School defensive end Jack Powers committed to Arizona State in January. He will play offensive line for the Sun Devils.

Name: Jack Powers

Hometown: Aptos, California

School: Palma High School

Position: Defensive End

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 265 pounds

Senior stats: 10 sacks

Senior honors: First Team All-League, First Team All-County, MVP Defensive lineman, First Team All-State

Rivals.com ranking: Three Stars

Offers: Utah, Utah State, Washington State, Fresno State, Arizona State, Air Force

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite movie: Boondock Saints

Favorite music type/artist: Reggae

Favorite female celebrity: Marisa Miller

Favorite NFL player: J.J. Watt

Favorite hobby: hanging out at the beach

Role model: My older brother

Best sports memory: "Playing for my dad, he used to coach me in basketball when I was younger."

On the first time he knew he was good enough to play at the next level: "When I made First Team All-State as a sophomore I realized that this probably will be my path."

On moving to ASU and being on his own: "I'm extremely excited to get out and do my own thing. It will be weird for sure coming from home, but I am really excited."

Why ASU: "I thought it was the best fit. I really liked all the coaches, the program they are running and met a lot of the players and really liked them. I just thought it would be a great fit."

On his goals for next season: "I want to play as soon as I can and work as hard as I can and see where it goes from there. I am going to put all my trust in the coaches, if I play I play, if I redshirt I redshirt, but I am going to work as hard as I can."

On his signing day plans: "I will sign in the morning and send it out to them and at my school I will go to their singing day party and that will be cool just to take pictures with family to celebrate."

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