2016 Arizona State Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 Arizona State Football Recruiting Class: Todd Graham pulled in one of the Pac-12’s most intriguing and unique classes, getting creative for the defensive side while landing a few star talents for the offense.

    February 1, 2016


    2016 Arizona State Football Recruiting Class: Todd Graham pulled in one of the Pac-12’s most intriguing and unique classes, getting creative for the defensive side while landing a few star talents for the offense.


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    Arizona State Football Recruiting Class Overview


    Thanks to a boatload of JUCO transfers coming in, ASU is making some big moves with this recruiting class, especially on the defensive side. The high school talent is mostly for the offensive side with an eye towards the future, but the star power is coming for the defensive front. It’s a competitive class that should be more than good enough to keep ASU among the rest of the pack.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    JUCO defensive players. You think the Sun Devils want to make a big splash on the defensive side of the ball this year? Last year, Todd Graham signed just three JUCO transfers, and this year he brought in eight, highlighted by defensive ends Koron Crump, Dougladson Subtyl and Christian Hill. CB J’Marcus Rhodes is a ready-made big defender with the size to play anywhere in the secondary, and Maurice Chandler is another versatile option.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    WR N’Keal Harry, 6-3, 210 – Subtyl might be the star of stars if he does what he’s supposed to coming out of Victor Valley College – rejecting Florida State, Baylor and Auburn for the Sun Devils – but Harry is the one who should end up shining out of this class, even if it takes a few years. USC, Oregon, Texas, UCLA and Texas A&M were all in for his services, but now Harry will bring his No. 1 target skills and abilities to ASU.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    The offensive line. Five starters are gone on defense – part of the reason why there was such a push for top JUCO talent for the defensive side – but the huge problem is on the offensive front with four starters gone. Replacing QB Mike Bercovici is a problem, and losing receivers Devin Lucien and D.J. Foster is an issue, but the Sun Devils have skill talent. Depth on the O line, much less finding the right five starters, is going to be the biggest concern.

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