The recruiting floodgates have opened.
While we’ve seen commitments being made earlier in this recruiting cycle due to limited in-person visits due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Except that wasn’t really the case for ASU this spring.
While some programs’ classes were well into teens by May, the Sun Devils were seemingly quiet on the commitment front.
Until they weren’t.
The Sun Devils have now added 13 commitments in June and July and 18 total public commitments in this class. The Devils earned for commitment announcements on Thursday.
On Saturday, 6-foot-6, 260-pound offensive tackle Austin Barry announced he was committed to ASU.
I’m 1000% in!! 🔱👀😈 like it was meant to be since my freshman year pic.twitter.com/HgKZtiTact
— Austin Barry (@avstinnb) July 26, 2020
Barry holds offers from the likes of Arizona, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, San Diego State, UCLA, Utah and Washington State.
247 Sports’ Greg Biggins had this to say about the newest commit:
He plays with a nice mean streak and shows the nastiness you have to have to excel in the trenches. He’s a natural pass blocker who looks very fluid in his movement and shows good lateral mobility. He’s strong at the point of attack in the run game as well and has the feet to get to the second level and make a block on a linebacker or safety.
The Sun Devils now have commits from 11 different states in this class, and Barry comes from a fertile recruiting ground for Herm Edwards in California.
While depth has been a concern along the offensive line for the Sun Devils in recent years, ASU already holds five commits in the position group in the 2021 class.