ASU Inks 11, Heavy Focus On California

If anything, you can already call Herm Edwards’ first pairs of recruiting classes consistent. The new Arizona State head coach announced the Sun Devils signed 11 student-athletes on Wednesday, the same number from their early signing day in December.

Edwards and his staff put heavy emphasis on the state of California, adding a total of 12 players from one of ASU’s most-targeted recruiting areas. They also added former Hamilton High School star and Stanford starter Casey Tucker who arrives in Tempe as a graduate transfer.

“We basically came in late,” Edwards said Wednesday afternoon inside Sun Devil Stadium. “But I thought our staff…allowed us to pick some players that fit our DNA. With that being said I think we fit a lot of needs, especially in a short period of time. We really upgraded our roster and it started with our offensive line.” 

“We’re going to be much bigger, much longer and more powerful as a football team,” Edwards explained. “You’ll see. When you come to spring [workouts], you’ll see a difference.”

The Devils did not land any of the state’s top 10 rated prospects. The only freshman in-state signee was Safford offensive lineman Ralph Frias.