Even though National Signing Day was just one week ago, the recruiting process never ends. Coaches at every program have targeted and are now actively recruiting players that are in their junior year of high school.
Here’s an initial list of players ASU is pursuing:
Morie Evans– RB (TX) Evans is “only” a 3-star recruit, but set records at his school and his region. The coaching staff is high on this 5’11”, 205 pound kid from coach Graham’s home state.
Nick Ralston–RB (TX) So far, Ralston is unrated as a running back. At 6’0″, 215, he’s already got good size and extraordinary athleticism for being that big. Tough to say where Ralston would fit in as a running back. He may play an H-back position or play defense.
Out-of state uncommitted players ASU is interested in:
Jacob Daniel– DT (CA) Daniel is a 5-star defensive tackle. AT 6’4″ 298 pounds, he is garnering interest from everybody. As usual, USC and UCLA figure to be Daniel’s top choices. However, he hasn’t committed to anyone yet.
Sheriron Jones–Dual-threat QB (CA) Jones is a 4-star recruit and may get invited to the Elite 11 camp for quarterbacks. Interestingly enough, the first two teams to offer Jones were ASU and Arizona.
Nick Capella–OL (CA) Having had a thin class of offensive linemen, ASU is obviously pursuing quality recruits for that position in the upcoming cycle. Capella is a cerebral player with the skills to play offensive tackle. His first offer was from Cal.
In-State uncommitted players ASU is interested in:
Christian Kirk–WR-Scottsdale Saguaro. Kirk is rated the #4 wide receiver nationally. He plays at the same school as DJ Foster and the recently departed Kody Koebensky. Kirk is a 4-star recruit and would be a huge pickup for coach Graham.
Keenan Walker–OL -Scottsdale Chaparral. Walker is rated the #9 offensive lineman in the nation. Reportedly, he has a big body with good feet and hands. As previously mentioned, ASU will be looking for several quality offensive linemen in this class.
Brian Lewerke–QB-Pinnacle High School. Lewerke is listed as a pro-style quarterback. However, he is not a strictly drop-back passer. Lewerke has shown the ability to tuck the ball and run effectively. The 6’3″, 185 pound signal-caller has been to the Elite 11 quarterback camp.
Bryce Perkins–Dual threat QB–Chandler High School. Perkins plays the same position and at the same high school as current UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. He apparently has very similar skills as well. He is rated nationally as the #13 dual threat quarterback.
Paul Lucas–RB Mountain Pointe High School. Lucas turned heads this last season as a running back, racking up 1,600 all-purpose yards. He is ranked in the top 5 nationally at running back.
Cassius Peat–LB-Corona Del Sol High School. The 6’5″ 240 pound defensive end will probably be an edge rusher/outside linebacker at the next level. Peat comes from an impressive lineage of football players.