Star ASU H-Back Chris Coyle is a senior going into the 2013 season. Is there local high school prospect in the class of 2014 who can fill Coyle's shoes?

ASU Football: Class of 2014 Local Prospects – Part 5


Our series of blogs about local Arizona football prospects continues. These local Arizona high school prospects in the class of 2014 are who Head Coach Todd Graham and recruiting coordinator Chip Long would love to see in the maroon and gold.

After the spring practice, it became clear that ASU needs more playmakers on offense. Additionally,  after the 2013 season, ASU will have to replace its most prolific offensive weapon, H-Back Chris Coyle. Looking within the state, it turns out that a local high school player fits the bill as he is currently a home-run threat, high school wide receiver, but he has the body to be a star H-Back in the ASU offense.

#5 Mark Andrews, WR, Scottsdale Desert Mountain

Mark Andrews, a 6’6” 220 lbs high school wide receiver out of Scottsdale Desert Mountain, displays tremendous athleticism and strong hands. The reason Andrews can convert to being an H-Back is that he is a big body wide receiver who has shown the ability to own the middle of the field. Andrews is faster than linebackers and bigger than defensive backs, so he is the classic match-up problem for opposing defenses. Andrews can go up and get the ball in traffic while running crisp routes on the outside.

The Mark Andrews list of accolades includes the following:

  • Scout.com 4 star, #11 overall rated WR
  • Rivals.com 4 star, #9 overall WR, #71 prospect in nation
  • ESPN.com 4 star,  #5 prospect in state of Arizona
  • 247sports.com 4 star
  • Fansided 150’s #62 overall ranked prospect
  • Received invite to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Currently, Andrews has reported offers from Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA, USC, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Florida State, Notre Dame, and many more major colleges.

Andrews is yet another local Arizona high school prospect who can be a top BCS program changing recruit. Andrews could immediately compete to take over for Chris Coyle on the high octane Sun Devil offense. Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell and tight ends coach Long would love add this offensive weapon in 2014.

List of Class of 2014 Local Prospects:

#1 Kyle Allen, QB, Scottsdale Desert Mountain  –  Committed to Texas A&M on 6/3/13
#2 Casey Tucker, OT, Chandler Hamilton
#3 Jalen Brown, WR, Mountain Pointe
#4 Natrell Curtis, OG/DT, Mountain Pointe

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