Arizona State Football: Final Thoughts/Recruits Approaching National Signing Day
For Arizona State Football and head coach Todd Graham, it is all over except for the waiting.
With 25 committed recruits and two that have signed their letters of intent and enrolled in courses, this class can be considered a moderate success.
The class of 25 has three 4-star recruits according to Rivals.com: Chans Cox, Marcus Hardison and Viliami Latu. Scout.com has ASU with only one 4-star recruit, QB Josh Dobbs, though he is listed as a 3-star on Rivals. Such is the nature with different recruiting agencies. 247Sports.com has Cox, Hardison and Dobbs listed as 4-star players with no mention of Latu.
I would be inclined to go with 247 Sports, but they still have a decommitted recruit, Josh Tremblay, as having signed his LOI while not showing one that actually has, Chans Cox.
Overall, the class ranks No. 26 on Scout, No. 30 on Rivals and No. 33 on 247Sports, but there are still some great athletes out there still considering Arizona State in the final hours leading up to national signing day.
Here is the final list of touted players that could make this class extra special.
Size: 6'1", 175 pounds
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Rivals.com Rank: 4-star, No. 17 CB in nation
Scout.com Rank: 4-star, No. 24 CB in nation
247Sports.com Rank: 4-star, No. 19 CB in nation
Moore made Arizona State his last official visit on the weekend of Jan. 18. He would be a nice addition to the secondary now that Willis and Goodman are going to be in Westwood.
The Fresno native took full advantage of his official visits. He took all five, but it is believed that Moore has narrowed his choices to Oregon State and Arizona State.
He announced Friday on Twitter that he was now open to four finalists:
@wbjay06 Arizona State CAL Oklahoma and Oregon State— LJ Golden Boy Moore (@LJBouncyMoore) February 1, 2013
Although he visited Notre Dame back in September, it appears that the Fighting Irish are no longer in the mix. His final visit of the season was to Cal—a short three-hour drive.
Position: Offensive Tackle
Size: 6'6", 300 pounds
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
247Sports.com Rank: 4-star, No. 26 OT in nation
Scout.com Rank: 3-star, No. 55 OT in nation
Rivals.com Rank: 2-star
A huge disparity for the tackle from Alpharetta High School in Georgia. Adeosun has offers from hometown schools Georgia and Georgia Tech as well as Oklahoma, Virginia and Tennessee.
He was busy in January visiting Virginia and Oklahoma, and he spent this past weekend in Tempe. Adeosun is the teammate of Arizona State commit, Joshua Dobbs. Dobbs committed to ASU back in June, but he went on an official visit to Tennessee two weekends ago.
Position: Outside Linebacker
Size: 6'2", 221 pounds
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
Rivals.com Rank: 4-star, No. 16 OLB in nation, No. 199 overall
Scout.com Rank: 4-star, No. 4 OLB in nation
247Sports.com Rank: 4-star, No. 10 ILB in nation, No. 210 overall
Myles Jack has been busy over the past month. Although he committed to UCLA back in June, he made three official visits in January and was visited by recruiters from Florida State.
Jack made unofficial visits to his hometown schools, Washington and Washington State, back in November and officially returned to Washington the weekend of Jan. 25.
The two weekends prior, Jack visited Arizona State and UCLA. Jack's parents are both Arizona State alums, so that may sway his decision.
Position: Wide Receiver
Size: 6'2", 180 pounds
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
247Sports.com Rank: 4-star, No. 15 WR in nation, No. 130 overall
Rivals.com Rank: 4-star, No. 18 WR in nation, No. 174 overall
Scout.com Rank: 4-star, No. 37 WR in nation
The son of the former NFL safety with the same name is having a difficult time deciding where to play college ball.
The San Diego native committed to Oregon back in June and was excited about his future until Chip Kelly bolted for the NFL. His father, who played eight seasons for five NFL teams as a safety and kick returner in two Super Bowls, attended college in Arizona at Northern Arizona University.
Harrington made visits to two other Arizona schools in January—the University of Arizona on Jan. 18 and Arizona State University on Jan. 25.
His Twitter background has three schools: Ohio State, Arizona State and Oregon.
Size: 6'3", 205 pounds
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
Rivals.com Rank: 3-star, No. 24 ATH in nation
Scout.com Rank: 3-star, No. 47 ATH in nation
247Sports.com Rank: 3-star, No. 49 ATH in nation
The brother of Wisconsin's Montee Ball gave a soft verbal commitment to Bret Bielema and the Badgers in mid-November. Since then, Bielema left Wisconsin and Ball has visited Michigan, Illinois, Arizona State and most recently Michigan State.
Ball is an all-around athlete who can play both sides of the ball well.
Position: Outside Linebacker
Size: 6'2", 205 pounds
Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif.
Scout.com Rank: 4-star, No. 20 OLB in nation
Rivals.com Rank: 3-star, No. 41 OLB in nation
247Sports.com Rank: 3-star, No. 28 OLB in nation
Cameron Judge committed to UCLA back in June, but he made an official visit to Arizona State on the weekend of Jan. 25.
Judge played high school football with current Sun Devil linebacker Carlos Mendoza, who was having a breakout season in 2012 before suffering a season-ending surgery. Judge was also on Twitter yesterday talking with current ASU commit A.J. Latu:
This could be the deepest linebacking corps in the country.
With a commitment class of 25, it would be safe to say that Graham does not want to lose any of the members of his class.
The only player who may decommit is quarterback Joshua Dobbs, but it is promising that a close friend and teammate of his made a visit out to the desert to check it out.
With that said, it would be a great achievement for the Sun Devils to gain any of the four mentioned recruits that are committed elsewhere. It is nothing more than a pipe dream to think that all six of these players will sign with the Sun Devils, but that would be the best news that I have heard in a long time.
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