Arizona State Sun Devils Head Football Coach Dirk Koetter signed 22 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to study and play football, ASU announced Wednesday. The class is comprised of 15 freshmen and seven junior college transfers, including the nation's top-rated high school quarterback. Three of the transfers are currently enrolled at the Arizona State Sun Devils and will participate in spring drills.
The signature of Koetter's first four Arizona State Sun Devils classes was speed and this group is perhaps even more impressive. "This is a really well-balanced class," says Koetter. "It is a talented class with student-athletes who are good people who want to be students at the Arizona State Sun Devils."
"We have added instant maturity on defense," says Koetter, referring to the addition of seven junior college transfers all on the defensive side of the football. "The breakdown of this class allows us to have balance across all five classes. For the first time, we will have between 15 and 19 players in each of the five classes."
All seven of the transfers are rated among the National Top 150 by CollegeFootballNews.com.
Four of the signees in this class hail from the state of Arizona, including the best wide receiver (Chris McGaha), offensive lineman (Richard Tuitu'u), defensive end (Dexter Davis) and tailback (Keegan Herring), in the state. In fact, spanning five classes at ASU, Koetter and staff have signed 37 student-athletes from the state of Arizona to Letters Of Intent.