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Oklahoma State three-star 2017 S Ty Thomas flipped his commitment to Arizona State.

"I think systematically, I am just a better fit in [the ASU] program," Thomas explained. "They run a defense that better matches my style of play." The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder indicated that the "bandit" role on Arizona State intrigues him. He is on track to be an early-enrollee with the Sun Devils.
Jun 24 - 1:45 PM

A Pac-12 offensive coach believes the conference caught up to Arizona State's defensive concepts last year.

Sun Devils head coach Todd Graham is a big proponent of pressure. In 2015, his Devils led the league with 46 sacks, but they also led the entire Power 5 with 88 20-plus yard plays surrendered. "I think people are starting to figure them out," the coach said. "All it takes is one coordinator to see something and make a change. Then another one notices what the change was and then another and then another. Before you know it, the entire league has figured you out and you have to start over." A different Pac-12 offensive coach was asked about facing the aggressive style. "It depends on which day you get them. We've played them and they've sacked us a bunch and won," he said. "Another time we were able to hit big plays on them. When they have the right personnel, it can be completely destructive. But when they don't, there are holes."
Source: ESPN
Jun 23 - 6:28 PM

An anonymous Pac-12 head coach told ESPN that he wouldn't be surprised if Arizona State goes with a committee at quarterback.

"We looked at all of those guys, and they are a pretty diverse group," he said. "You've got different guys with different skill sets -- pocket passers [Brady White and Dillon Sterling-Cole] and mobile guys [Bryce Perkins and Manny Wilkins]. I wouldn't be surprised to see them use different packages for different guys." The Sun Devils' offense slumped last season, with fewer points per game and more turnovers. FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman recently predicted that the redshirt freshman White will win the gig. "White's very accurate and smart," Feldman wrote. "I could see him winning that job and putting up some nice numbers there."
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 7:08 PM

ESPN's David Lombardi noted that Arizona State redshirt senior WR Cameron Smith (knee) could play a pivotal role in replacing departing talent.

With both D.J. Foster and Devin Lucien out the door, there should be ample opportunity for Smith (along with Tim White) to make strong contributions in 2016. His potential is intriguing. He missed the entirety of the 2015 campaign due to knee surgery, but as a redshirt sophomore in 2014, he recorded 41 catches for 596 yards and six touchdowns. The coaching staff believes that he has recovered fully from the surgery.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 5:40 PM

FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman says Arizona State redshirt freshman QB Brady White "has a decent shot to emerge as The Guy at ASU."

When he signed in the 2015 cycle, White became the highest-rated ASU quarterback signee of the modern recruiting evaluation service era. A consensus four-star recruit and top-10 quarterback prospect, Rivals ranked White as the No. 54 overall recruit in the country. "White's very accurate and smart," Feldman wrote. "I could see him winning that job and putting up some nice numbers there."
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 14 - 8:18 PM

Earlier this week, Arizona State senior WR Tim White advanced to the outdoor national championships in the triple jump by recording a 53'11" leap.

White is a sensational athlete who led the Sun Devils in all-purpose yards with 132.9 yards per game last year. ASU HC Todd Graham has praised White in conversations with his buddy Bill Belichick. Belicheck, and presumably the rest of the NFL, know of White as the "triple jump guy" at the moment. A breakout season will send him surging up draft boards.
Source: AZ Central
Jun 10 - 4:56 PM

ASU HC Todd Graham said he talked up Arizona State senior WR Tim White to his friend Bill Belichick.

Belicheck, as is his wont, already knew who White was, asking Graham, "Is that the triple jump guy?" White's athleticism has led to stardom in track and football both. "He's a big-time player, and when he gets his hands on the ball, he can make something big happen," WR coach Jay Norvell said. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound receiver caught 57 passes for 833 yards and eight touchdowns during his first season at Arizona State after transferring over from a JUCO. White ended up leading the Sun Devils in all-purpose yards (132.9 per game) and also finished No. 14 in the FBS with a 27-yard kickoff return average. "He's got great in-and-out quickness and the ability to separate," Norvell said. "It's just trying to show him how he can attack space, attack defenders and use all of his athletic ability to the maximum."
Source: AZCentral
Jun 10 - 1:32 PM

Orange Coast College (JUCO) sophomore OL Alex Losoya committed to Arizona State.

He made the announcement on Saturday, confirming that the Sun Devils had beat out Auburn for his services. The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder also held offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Missouri, New Mexico State and Texas State. "I only have three years and a redshirt to play," he said. "So I want to go somewhere where I will be an immediate impact. Going to a place where you know you fit socially is part of it too, but playing time and academics are the biggest things for me."
Source: AL.com
May 22 - 4:18 PM

Texas graduate CB Bryson Echols transferred to Arizona State.

Echols will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder played sparingly during his time with the Longhorns. He made one lonesome start (appearing in 26 games). This shouldn't be a difficult blow for HC Charlie Strong.
May 21 - 5:07 PM

ESPN's David Lombardi wrote that Arizona State junior RB Kalen Ballage has "shown a freakish combination of strength and athleticism on multiple occasions."

Ballage is not the Sun Devils' lead back, as Demario Richard remains HC Todd Graham's main man. Even playing off-spotlight, Ballage still managed to impress in 2015, rushing for 653 yards (5.2 YPC) and four touchdowns while catching 12 passes for 60 yards. The 6-foot-3, 222-pounder also saw limited work as a kickoff returner. Graham has tinkered around with him as a linebacker in practice previously, but that has not been put into game action.
Source: ESPN.com
May 17 - 10:47 PM

Oklahoma redshirt freshman WR John Humphrey transferred to Arizona State.

Oklahoma’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year last season was last seen returning punts for the Sooners during the team’s spring game. In addition to special teams duties, Humphrey was expected to get broken in to the offense this year. Instead, the former four-star recruit will join the Sun Devils. Humphrey will sit out this fall and be eligible as a redshirt sophomore in 2017.
May 9 - 7:49 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill wrote that Arizona State four-star QB commitment Ryan Kelley "has yet to grow into his frame, and shows significant physical development upside."

Luginbill offered a bold comparison for Kelley, writing that he reminds the him of Texas Tech phenom Patrick Mahomes. "Mahomes carries much more bulk and weight to his frame which will come later for Kelley. Their arm talent and gunslinging, often improvisational play, is very similar," the analyst wrote. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder cracks the ESPN 300 at No. 92. "He [has] a gunslinger's feel to his game," Luginbill noted, "playing primarily out of the shotgun in a spread scheme that really utilizes his versatility." He is a likely redshirt candidate for Arizona State in 2017, assuming he actually signs with Arizona State. He had been committed to Oregon as of November before backing out on the Ducks last week.
May 9 - 1:26 PM

Four-star QB Ryan Kelley committed to Arizona State for 2017.

Kelley had been committed to Oregon as of November, but opted to pursue other avenues this week. The Chandler, Arizona, native announced his decision to commit to the Sun Devils via Twitter on Friday, writing that the program fits his skill set and personality. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound gunslinger ranks as Rivals' No. 5 pro-style quarterback and their No. 134 overall recruit.
May 8 - 3:04 PM

Bengals signed Arizona State LB Antonio Longino.

Longino (6'2/235) made 22 starts for the Sun Devils, compiling 29 career tackles for loss with 14 sacks and three forced fumbles. Something of a "one-year wonder," Longino broke through as a senior, leading the Pac 12 in both tackles for loss (22.5) and sacks (11) in 2015. He only earned honorable mention All-Pac 12, however, and showed mediocre athleticism for his size at ASU's Pro Day, running 4.69 with a 31-inch vertical. An undersized edge player, Longino is going to have to pay his dues on special teams. He does offer some sub-rusher potential down the line.
May 3 - 8:49 PM

Redskins signed Arizona State CB Lloyd Carrington.

Carrington (5'11/194) made 29 starts in ASU's secondary, amassing eight career tackles for loss, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles. He never got higher than honorable mention as an All-Pac 12 selection. Carrington turned in a pedestrian Pro Day workout, running 4.6-flat with a 10-foot-3 broad jump and 34-inch vertical. Carrington's experience as a special teams gunner will be his best path to an NFL roster spot.
May 3 - 3:20 PM


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