Signing Day is rapidly approaching. For the Sun Devils and head coach Todd Graham, a lot of news will be coming out in the next several weeks, leading up to Feb. 5th. Here is a short summary of the Arizona State Sun Devil recruiting news from over the weekend:
- Per his twitter account, Kammy Delp has re-opened his recruitment and is no longer verbally committed to Arizona State. Delp, a defensive tackle and offensive guard prospect from Pomona, California, committed to the Sun Devils during the first quarter of the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
- Per recruiting services, Ismael Murphy-Richardson has verbally committed to the Sun Devil coaching staff.
“Desert Edge HS Athlete Ismael Murphy-Richard committed to ASU earlier today. That was the boom I was talking about. Will play Devil backer.”
— ASUDevils.com (@ASUDevilscom) January 20, 2014
- Murphy-Richardson, from Desert Edge High School in Phoenix, committed to the Sun Devils over reported offers from Arizona, USC, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M. Murphy-Richardson is a tremendous athlete playing wide receiver and outside linebacker in high school. At Arizona State, he is expected to play the devil linebacker position.
- Several top uncommitted prospects were in Tempe making official visits. The two biggest names were junior college wide receiver Eric Lauderdale and junior college cornerback Kweishi Brown. Lauderdale and Brown have the talent to become Sun Devil starters in 2014. Lauderdale will be making his college choice between Arizona State and Florida this Saturday while Brown will be announcing his decision on Signing Day.
- Also many high school football prospects, who are verbally committed to the Sun Devils, officially visited. Per their twitter accounts, quarterback Manny Wilkins, running back Demario Richard, defensive tackle Connor Humphreys, linebacker Christian Sam, cornerback Chad Adams, defensive back Das Tautalatasi, defensive back Jordan Thomas, and linebacker/safety Jamal Scott were some of the players who spent the weekend in Tempe learning more about the Arizona State program.
- The Sun Devils coaching staff is working on future classes. Last week, Arizona State received a verbal commitment from 2015 running back Morie Evans. Evans is a 6’0” 188 pound running back from Huntsville, Texas.