WR/El Cerrito, CA
California wide receiver Jalen Harvey signed a letter of intent to play football at ASU. Harvey is rated by the major recruiting services as a 4-star recruit and in the top 30 nationally for his position. While not necessarily considered a “big body”, Harvey is adequately sized at 6’1″, 181 pounds. He has speed and big play capability.
Harvey turned down offers from Cal, Oregon and Tennessee to play in Tempe. Harvey’s athleticism puts him immediately in the mix to compete for playing time. However, he’ll have to earn it, as ASU is stocked at the receiver position. It might not be a stretch to say that Harvey will redshirt for the 2014 season.
Even so, this is an excellent signing for ASU. It’s not often that the Sun Devils can steal a recruit from Oregon. Harvey’s signing is another step towards upgrading the overall speed and athleticism of the Sun Devil roster. Most recruiting experts agree that Harvey will someday be a big playmaker for the ASU.