Bailey is a local product, coming from Higley High School in the Southeast Valley. Landman is a bit undersized for a tight end, listed at 225 pounds. However, that is not unusual for high school tight ends transitioning to college. Plus, in the ASU offensive system, tight ends often line up out in space where crude weight is not a necessity. Landman is still a big target at 6’6″ and has good hands. Most likely, Landman will redshirt for the 2014 season.
Quinn Bailey is a legitimate offensive linemen who is also a bit undersized for college. He will likely redshirt as well. Bailey, who is 6’6″, 280 spurned Oregon and Washington to play for the Sun Devils. Bailey is an excellent in-state pickup for coach Graham.
Sam Jones, a Colorado native, is another legitimate offensive lineman. At 6’5”, 280, he also may have to take a year to get stronger and immersed in the program. A talented player, Jones turned down offers from Cal, Oregon, Colorado and Arkansas to play for the Sun Devils. These are 3 welcomed additions to the offensive unit.
In truth, offensive line may have been the most under-recruited position of this cycle. The Sun Devils did lose out on a couple of other OL recruits. But these three young men will contribute greatly at some point down the road. They join a veteran returning group on the offensive line for next season.