Don Hansen

2014 Signing: Tyler Whiley

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With senior wide receivers Kevin Ozier, Alonzo Agwuenu, and Joe Morris leaving the Arizona State program due to their used eligibility and no wide receivers in the junior class, the Arizona State coaching staff has put an emphasis on the wide receiver position in the 2013 and 2014 classes. Last year, wide receivers Jaelen Strong, Cameron Smith, Ellis Jefferson, and Ronald Lewis joined the program on 2013 Signing Day. All four of the 2013 wide receivers came from outside Arizona, but this 2014 Signing Day, Todd Graham and offensive coordinator Mike Norvell signed wide receiver and Scottsdale native Tyler Whiley.

Whiley is a 6’0″ and 185 pound wide receiver from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. Whiley signed with his hometown school of Arizona State over UCLA, Oklahoma State, Arizona, and Tennessee. Whiley stayed strong with the Sun Devils even with late pushes from USC and UCLA. Whiley is a four-star recruit according to Rivals, Scout, and ESPN. His main strength is his athleticism as he projects as a four-star recruit as a wide receiver or defensive back. From his high school highlights, Whiley possesses great athleticism and quickness with strong hands. Whiley participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Game with quarterback and fellow Arizona State recruit Manny Wilkins.

With the wide receiver depth in the program, it is possible Whiley could open in the two-deep and play next season as a true freshman. Whiley is the highest ranked high school player in Arizona to sign with the Sun Devils, so immediately, the Sun Devil fan base will support him similar to the way D.J. Foster, Jaxon Hood, and Chans Cox have large fan bases.

About Don Hansen

Don Hansen

Don is a 2003 graduate of Arizona State University where he spent four years sitting in the front rows of many ASU athletic events leading the rowdy student section. Now, Don co-hosts the "ASU Devils Den" podcast covering every detail of ASU football. Don works and resides in Gilbert, Arizona with his beautiful Sun Devil wife and their two beautiful daughters!

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