Former Arizona Commit Expected To Sign With ASU

Joe HealeyContributor IJanuary 15, 2010

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 28:  Head coach Dennis Erickson of the Arizona State Sun Devils during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 20-17.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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According to numerous reports, Eddie Elder of the College of San Mateo (Calif.) is expected to sign with Arizona State University and attend classes starting next week instead of honoring his prior verbal commitment to the University of Arizona.

Elder reportedly will be able to transfer more college credits to ASU than UA, and the 6'0", 190-pounder was named the Defensive Player of the Year for California junior colleges and a First-Team All-American in 2009 by

Able to play either free safety or cornerback, if Elder signs as expected, he will enter the mix to replace departed safeties Jarrell Holman and Ryan McFoy when spring football begins.

Utah is the only other viable candidate now that Elder will not attend Arizona, but the Sun Devils appear to be a near lock for his National Letter of Intent signature.

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Joe Healey is a 2006 graduate of Arizona State University and also writes for, Maroon and Gold Illustrated, as well as official ASU football publications and is also involved with The Pat Tillman Foundation. He can be reached at .