ASU Football: Get To Know DL Demetrius Cherry

As part of its 2013 recruiting class, Arizona State University signed three-star defensive lineman Demetrius Cherry. A product of Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military Academy and Contra Costa (Calif.) Community College, the 6-6 270-pound Cherry will add depth to an already-stout Sun Devil defensive front.

Cherry had been a Washington State commit prior to enrolling at Contra Costa College. He ultimately chose ASU over a number of leading national programs, including Iowa State, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina State and Purdue, among others.

Cherry joins a stalwart group of ASU defenders anchored by names such as Will Sutton, Jaxon Hood and Carl Bradford.

According to Cherry’s coach at Contra Costa, Alonzo Carter, Cherry is a physical, versatile and explosive athlete who can play anywhere on the defensive line. His skills are well suited to the three-technique and five-technique, and he can even play nose tackle at his size.

Cherry earned All-West Region honors by PrepStar in 2012, posting 29 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles-for-loss for Contra Costa. He totaled 26 tackles (including 8.5 for loss with 4.5 sacks), one pass breakup and one blocked kick as a juco freshman in 2011.

Cherry collected 92 tackles, 4.0 sacks and four forced fumbles in 10 games as a high school senior in 2009 at Frostproof Middle.

Topics: Arizona State Sun Devils, Demetrius Cherry, Football, Pac-12 Conference

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