Don Hansen

Todd Graham’s 4th Signing Day


February 4, 2015 was a key date for the Arizona State football program under head Coach Todd Graham. This date marked the signing of Graham’s fourth recruiting class in Tempe, Arizona. Now, the over-whelming majority of the team consists of players Graham’s staff evaluated, offered, and signed. The success of this staff will be tied to the success of his own players and not the ones recruited by the previous staff.

Signed National Letter of Intent for Arizona State University

RankPlayerPos.H/WSchool24/7RivalsESPNScoutAvg Stars
1Davon DurantLB6’2”/240Butler County C.C. (KS)44454.25
2Brady WhiteQB6'2"/186Hart (CA)44444
3Zach RobertsonOL6'5"/325St. John Bosco (CA)44444
4Stanley NormanCB 5'10"/170 Junipero Serra (CA)44444
5Joe WickerDL6'4"/275Long Beach (CA)44444
6Jaason LewisRB/TE6'4"/246Ocean Lakes (VA)44343.75
7Jay Jay WilsonTE/OLB6'3"/220Valencia (CA)44343.75
8Khaylan ThomasLB6’0”/217Etiwanda (CA)43343.5
9Morie EvansRB5’11”/205Huntsville (TX)33433.25
10Bryce PerkinsQB6'3"/205Chandler (AZ)33433.25
11Jalen BatesDE6’5”/235Kaplan (LA)33333
12Cade CoteOL6’4”/275Williams Field (AZ)33333
13Raymond EppsTE6’5”/235Arizona Western C.C.33333
14Thomas HudsonTE6'5"/252Archbishop Mitty (CA)33333
15Malik LawalLB6’1”/225Chaparral (CA)33333
16George LeaDT6’3”/260Landry-Walker (LA)33333
17Steve MillerOL6’5"/280Gilbert (AZ)33333
18Mason WalterOL6'5"/263Chaparral (CA)33333
19Dillon FaamatauOL/DL6'3"/290Norwalk (CA)33333
20Kareem OrrCB5'11"/190Chattanooga (TN)333 3 3
21Deonte ReynoldsDT6'3"/325Contra Costa C.C.33333
22Nick RalstonLB6'1"/215Argyle (TX)32332.75

Initial Thoughts

  • Video highlights for all 2015 recruits can be found on our 2015 Recruiting Page.
  • As of blog publishing, the 2015 Arizona State recruiting class finishes 19th nationally and 3rd in the Pac-12, per Scout, 20th nationally, 5th in Pac-12, per Rivals, and 26th nationally, 4th in Pac-12, per ESPN.
  • There could be some late additions to this class with the three open spots, or the Arizona State coaching staff could choose to hold those spots for class of 2016 prospects who could enroll mid school year.
  • Ten members of the 2015 recruiting class were rated a four star recruit with at least one of the four recruiting services.
  • The Sun Devils continue to go national as high school prospects were signed from the states of Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, and Louisiana along with Arizona and California.
  • WR Coach DelVaughn Alexander has started to build up a pipeline into Southern California. Arizona State signed prospects from three of the top high school football programs as CB Stanley Norman comes from Junipero Serra, DL Joseph Wicker comes from Long Beach Poly, and OL Zach Robertson comes from St. John Bosco. It is extremely difficult to recruit against USC and UCLA in their own backyard, but with so much top West Coast football talent in that area, the Sun Devils need Alexander to continue to grab a handful of top prospects at those top high school football programs.
  • With the signing of DL George Lea, the Sun Devils have added a defensive lineman from Perry Walker High School in New Orleans in each of the past three classes. Emanuel Dayries (2014) and in Corey Smith (2013) joined the Sun Devil football program.
  • Even though the Sun Devils have not signed a wide receiver, which could change, the Sun Devils did sign two in-line tight ends, Epps and Hudson, and two H-back tight ends, Lewis and Wilson. Now, Deputy Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Mike Norvell has depth at those positions, and the Sun Devil offense could see different formations with multiple tight ends next season.
  • In his Signing Day press conference, head coach Todd Graham continuously mentioned the importance of recruiting depth in the trenches. The Sun Devils signed five offensive linemen and three defensive linemen. The eight linemen add tremendous size and potential critical to the success of each position group.
  • Examining our Sun Devil Roster by Class page, positions of emphasis for the 2016 would be WR, RB, S, and OL.

Key ASU Pursuits Who Signed Elsewhere

Christian Kirk, WR  –> Texas A&M
Trent Irwin, WR –> Stanford
Tony Nicholson, WR –> Baylor
Alfred Smith, WR –> Utah
Jaylinn Hawkins, WR –> Cal
Cordell Broadus, WR –> UCLA
Dominique Reed, WR (JC) –> Arkansas
Paul Lucas, WR/RB/KR –> Oregon State
Malik Cuellar, OT (JC) –> Missouri
Dominic Desouza, OT (JC) –> Baylor
Tyler Howell, OT (JC) –> Missouri
Rasheem Green, DL –> USC
Porter Gustin, LB –> USC
Osa Masina, LB –> USC
Dechaun Holiday, DB –> UCLA

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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