The ASU football team landed a huge recruit in wide receiver Eric Lauderdale. Lauderdale is a 4-star recruit from Georgia. (via Saddleback CC). The 6’2, 200 pound wideout is rated as the #3 JUCO receiver in the country. Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell calls him “one of the greatest playmakers in the country.”
Indeed, Lauderdale possesses all the skills to be an impact player in the PAC-12. And he has the highlight reel to prove it. Even though right now, ASU has plenty of receivers in the program, the coaching staff just could not pass up an opportunity to land Lauderdale. He’s that good. Good enough, in fact for some scouts to say that he could go to the NFL after one season. That remains to be seen. But his signing is a huge coup for the ASU offense.
Lauderdale figures to contend for a starting position immediately opposite of fellow JUCO transfer and current leading receiver, Jaelon Strong. Like Strong, Lauderdale is considered a big target that is a possession receiver. He will cause huge matchup problems for PAC-12 defenses.
Richard is a 3 star recruit out of high school and is rated as the #20 running back in the nation. He’s got all the tools to be an outstanding running back at 5’10, 200 pounds. However, with the number of running backs returning for ASU, including DJ Foster and Deantre Lewis, he may have to redshirt this coming season.
Hayes, being a JUCO transfer is in a slightly different boat. He’s older and more experienced and may be expected to play right away. He’s also a 3-star recruit that was pursued by Oklahoma, amongst others.
All three of these recruits will fit nicely at ASU and cap a nice letter of intent day for Mike Norvell and the ASU offense.