Defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood signed a letter of intent to play football at ASU. The 3-star recruit is ranked as the # 19 defensive tackle in the country. The recruiting services rave about his size, speed and his “motor”. He’s great at getting off the ball and has violent hands to battle offensive linemen.
Most experts say that Smallwood was a crucial signing to offset the loss of Will Sutton and Davon Coleman. Smallwood may find himself on the field immediately as a freshman, much like current Sun Devil defensive tackle Jaxon Hood did a couple years ago.
Smallwood was pursued by Alabama, Oklahoma and about a dozen other schools. Given those offers, it speaks volumes that Smallwood chose to play at Arizona State. Filling the position of defensive tackle is critical for any team. It is especially crucial for ASU with the loss of so many talented seniors at that position.