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Arizona State redshirt senior WR Cameron Smith (knee) suited up but didn't play in the spring game.

A knee injury ravaged Smith's 2016 season, eventually ending it early. He posted 11 receptions for 183 yards before the plug was pulled in November. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Smith is an explosive athlete.
May 19 - 1:47 PM

The Arizona Republic's Jeff Metcalf writes that Arizona State freshman K Brandon Ruiz "has a good chance of immediately being the replacement for Groza Award winner Zane Gonzalez."

The Browns selected Gonzalez in the seventh round of this spring's draft, leaving a void at placekicker. While it would be a tall task for Ruiz to match Gonzalez's output -- especially as a freshman -- the 5-foot-10, 176-pound kicker did rank as Rivals' No. 3 prospect at the position for the 2017 cycle.
May 16 - 9:00 PM

Arizona State has not received a commitment from a recruit during the 2018 cycle.

For reference's sake, Washington is currently out ahead of the Pac-12 pack with eight commitments -- six of whom are four-star names. Coming off a 5-7 season in 2016, the wheels of this train could fall off completely within the next few years unless the Sun Devils are able to start stringing together commitments.
Source: Rivals
May 11 - 9:55 PM

Arizona State senior RB Demario Richard said that he "went too far" in his weight training at times in 2016.

"I was benching over 350 pounds, squatting over 500 pounds, power cleaning over 300 pounds so it got kind of overboard," Richard said, adding that "[w]e toned it down a little bit and came to a manageable way. I'm a lot lighter on my feet, and I can move a lot better. My first step is quicker." This past season, the 5-foot-10, 220-pounder rushed for 593 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. That was a notable drop-off from the 1,104-yard season he put in as a sophomore in 2015.
May 11 - 8:54 PM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore WR John Humphrey caught three touchdowns in the team's spring game.

Humphrey hauled in scoring grabs of eight, 36 and 37 yards in the spring contest. The 5-foot-11, 169-pounder received a shout-out from HC Todd Graham after the game, with Graham telling reporters that "John Humphrey really showed up well, great throws, and it was exciting and fun." Humphrey initially joined the Sun Devils as a transfer from Oklahoma in the spring of 2016. He was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and should be in competition to carve out a decent role with his new crew in August camp.
May 7 - 1:13 PM

Arizona State junior WR Ryan Newsome caught two touchdowns in the team's spring game.

Alas, Arizona State does not keep more specific statistics in their spring games, so we cannot pass along catch or yardage totals. That aside, he logged scoring grabs of 24 and 10 yards. The 5-foot-8, 166-pounder sat out the past season after transferring over to the Sun Devils in July. Rivals ranked him as a three-star recruit out of high school. N'Keal Harry -- who did not play in the spring game -- figures to be the team's No. 1 wideout during the coming season, with Newsome and John Humphrey set to make supplemental impact.
May 7 - 12:43 PM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore QB Brady White (foot) has yet to start running.

White suffered a season-ending injury to his right foot in an early October game against UCLA during the past season. While he has been throwing while stationary and taking some three-step drops, he still has a fair bit of rehab ahead of him before he is able to participate in football activities fully. White hopes to be ready to rock and/or roll by the start of August camp. Alabama transfer QB Blake Barnett has received the bulk of first-team reps this spring and probably should be considered the favorite to win the starting job.
May 2 - 10:55 PM

Browns selected Arizona State K Zane Gonzalez with the No. 224 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Gonzalez (6’0/202) graduated from ASU as the D-I record holder in career field goals made (96) and points scored (494) by a kicker. He nailed 92% of his field-goal tries as a senior and went 7-of-9 from 50-plus yards out. Gonzalez also recorded a touchback on 59-of-81 kickoffs (72.8%) in 2016. A better prospect than Bucs 2016 second-round pick Roberto Aguayo, Gonzalez is a legitimate perfectionist who’s been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, perhaps contributing to his success.
Apr 29 - 5:55 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that Arizona State WR Tim White was worked out as a cornerback by the Baltimore Ravens this week.

According to Pauline, the Ravens are the third team that has worked the slot receiver out on the defensive side. He will be going through another workout with the Rams on Saturday, though that one will probably be of the traditional receiving variety. While the versatile Arizona State wideout has gotten some looks at corner, the likeliest scenario for the draft would be a Day 3 selection with an eye toward future receiving/special teams work in the pro ranks.
Apr 7 - 4:45 PM

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and general manager Bob Quinn privately worked out Arizona State WR Tim White.

At the Sun Devils' pro day event earlier this month, White clocked a 4.52s forty and posted a 38.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-10 broad. "He should receive late round consideration and nicely projects as a slot receiver/return specialist at the next level," wrote Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.
Mar 27 - 1:19 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that the Giants will host Arizona State WR Tim White for a visit.

During his pro day work, White turned in a few noteworthy numbers, including a 4.52-second 40-yard dash, a 38.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-10 broad jump. In addition to his prowess as a slot receiver, White is a legitimate weapon in the return game. The Giants could use a dose of that, particularly on punt returns. Last season, Dwayne Harris averaged just 5.9 YPR with a long of 17 yards. That mark of 5.9 yards per punt return ranked as the second worst in the NFL. If White hears his name called at the draft, it would likely come near the end of Day 3.
Mar 19 - 4:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that the Browns, Vikings and Chiefs have all privately worked out Arizona State K Zane Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, the Lou Groza Award recipient this past season, figures to be the first kicker off the board at the draft. He could potentially hear his name called late on Day 2 or early on Day 3. During the 2016 campaign, he made 23-of-25 kicks.
Mar 18 - 3:15 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals' special teams coach was on hand to watch Arizona State K Zane Gonzalez's pro day.

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis was also present to check out Gonzalez's work, with Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hearing that the Bengals would like to select a kicker at some point during April's draft. This past season, Gonzalez was named the winner of the Lou Groza award. Among his booting stats that made that award possible, he missed just two of 25 kicks all season. Both of those were from beyond 50 yards. He ended the campaign 7-of-9 on such kicks. Gonzalez is the career FBS leader in made field goals with 96 during his time with the Sun Devils.
Mar 17 - 8:24 PM

Arizona State hired Danny White to serve as a consultant.

White will not be part of the on-field staff, but will instead focus on helping to represent the program for possible donors. He played his college ball at ASU during the early 70's and would go on to play quarterback for the Cowboys from 1976-1988. In a statement, Sun Devils HC Todd Graham called White "one of my heroes."
Mar 9 - 12:12 PM

The Denton Record-Chronicle's Brett Vito reports that transferring Arizona State graduate WR Ellis Jefferson "has interest in North Texas."

Vito passes along that it isn't clear yet whether the Mean Green have a reciprocal interest in bringing Jefferson on board. He managed only a pair of catches for 21 yards this past season, working mostly as a blocker. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound graduate transfer will be eligible to play immediately in 2017.
Feb 18 - 12:13 PM


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