The Arizona State football program has been pretty quiet when it comes to the recruiting trail, both in high school commitments and the transfer portal for 2023.
That changed when Arizona State got two commitments this last week, with the latest coming Wednesday afternoon. Both in the class of 2023, this should be seen as a great sign for Herm Edwards and company.
The first commitment Arizona State saw come in was safety Chase Davis from Texas. Davis is a 3-star athlete who uses his speed to fly around the field and create havoc for opposing defenses. Arizona State competed against other Division I schools for Davis, but he made his decision fast when ASU put its name on the table. Exactly a week after the Devils offered, Davis committed.
ASU Football gets another defensive piece
The newest member of Donnie Henderson’s defense is linebacker RL Miller out of San Francisco, California.
The 6’2″, 185 lb Bay Area stud joins Chase Davis as another young piece on this rebuilding defense in Tempe. The coaching staff were fired up to have Miller on campus and even more ecstatic when he broke the news about his decision to rep the Maroon and Gold.
Now, what does this mean for the program going forward?
The Sun Devils only have 3 current commitments, which has them ranked 80th overall. To put things in perspective, the University of Arizona has 23 commits.
Their work is cut out for them, and they will need to get to work fast before the season creeps up on them. You hope as a fan the additions of Davis and Miller can drive a few recruits to Arizona in hopes of teaming up with them.
Quarterback commit Israel Carter is doing his part on social media, trying to lure other athletes over, and we should expect the same with the other commitments.
However, it is not on them. This is on this staff. Herm Edwards and others need to continue to shine a positive light on this school, showing players that they can come here and WIN.
Take advantage of the transfer portal, find hidden gems that other schools are looking past, and bring them here. Time might be running out for this staff (if it hasn’t already) but they can turn it around this fall both on and off the field with recruiting.