ASU: Promising, young lineman with the potential to be a big part of the Sun Devils' offensive line in the next few years...considered to be a nasty, physical "throw back" type of offensive lineman...has a mean streak and finishes blocks soundly...combines tenacity with sound technical abilities to be a well-rounded lineman.
2009: Did not appear in a game due to injury...is making a decision about applying for a medical redshirt.
2008: Played in six games, including one start, on the offensive line...made his collegiate debut against No. 3 Georgia on Sept. 20...played in five straight games as a reserve lineman before making his first career start, at left guard, in win at Washington on Nov. 8...suffered a season-ending injury in the second half of that game...was one of six Sun Devils to make their first career start on the offensive line during the 2008 season, along with juniors Thomas Altieri and Tom Njunge, sophomore Jon Hargis and freshmen Garth Gerhart and Adam Tello.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Centennial High School in Peoria, Ariz....unanimously rated as the top offensive lineman in the state of Arizona by all recruiting services...starred for one of the state's top high school teams, helping Centennial claim back-to-back state championships...can play both offensive guard and tackle and likely projects to play guard at ASU...ranked as the No. 5 offensive guard in the West region and the No. 15 guard in the nation by ESPN Scouts, Inc...also recognized as the top offensive guard in Arizona by ESPN Scouts, Inc...bench presses over 350 pounds...rated as the No. 1 offensive lineman and the No. 5 overall player in the state of Arizona and the No. 14 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com...earned All-West Region honors as a senior by PrepStar...was ranked among the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" list...excels equally in run blocking and pass protection...a four-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com...rated as the No. 232 overall player in the nation by Scout.com...listed as the No. 1 offensive lineman in the state of Arizona and the state's No. 7 overall prospect by SuperPrep...listed by Scout.com as the No. 22 offensive tackle in the nation...ranked as the No. 1 offensive lineman in the state of Arizona in the preseason by 24-7 Football.com...earned First-Team 5A All-State honors by the Arizona Republic as a junior...listed as the No. 1 offensive lineman and the No. 7 overall player in the state of Arizona by the Arizona Republic...regarded as the No. 3 offensive tackle and the No. 40 overall player in the Southwest by SuperPrep...was a member of Centennial's back-to-back Arizona 5A-II State Champion teams in 2006 and 2007...earned First-Team All-Region, All-5A and All-State honors as a junior...chose ASU over Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Stanford and UCLA among several other prominent programs...committed to the Sun Devils on Aug. 18, 2007...coached by Richard Taylor at Centennial High School.
PERSONAL: Exploratory major at ASU...parents are Paul and Michelle Schlink of Glendale, Ariz....born Aug. 6, 1990.
Schlink's Career Statistics