On December 20th, Arizona State signed 11 players to their 2018 class.
Hamilton offensive tackle Hunter Mayginnes, who was committed since July, wasn’t one of them. At that time, Herm Edwards and the Sun Devil football staff had not found a replacement for former offensive line coach Rob Sale, who took the same job at Louisiana-Lafayette under former ASU offensive coordinator and Ragin’ Cajun head coach Billy Napier.
Dave Christensen would be eventually been hired as ASU’s offensive line coach.
On Friday, Mayginnes said he was informed by Arizona State that he was no longer being recruited by the Sun Devils.
“It was a difficult conversation, I felt blindsided,” Mayginnes said in a message. “I wasn’t expecting it at all.”
“It’s gonna take me a little while to process this whole thing but I have to believe that more opportunities may open up for me.”
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound offensive tackle also holds offers from Louisiana-Lafayette, New Mexico and Idaho. He also recently visited UCLA.
“(I) really like the coaching staff and the campus and the facilities. Hopefully there will be an offer from them soon.”
Now, Mayginnes and his family are going to regroup and figure out what is next in terms of his recruitment.
“Like (former Hamilton coach Dick Baniszewski) always said, ‘Two ways to look at things, positive or negative.’ I’m gonna try to turn this into a positive thing because when a door closes then usually lots of other doors open up. I’m hoping that’s the case.”