"When I saw Jaelen Strong play for them last year, he opened my eyes from a junior college wide receiver standpoint. They have a great offense and he led them in receiving but after him the next (highest receiving yards player) was a running back and then a tight end. So I figured they needed another receiver to help out there."
In 2013, the 6-2 197 Eric Lauderdale hauled in a team-high 54 receptions for 703 yards and nine touchdowns while missing five games with a groin injury. In a previous interview he discussed how he would contribute to the ASU offense.
"If I played there it would be good because he (Strong) gets double teamed a lot," Lauderdale explained, "and if I came in they won't be able to do that. The coaches like how I can get a lot of yards after the catch and I can run a lot of different plays for them lining up in different positions. The coaches said that they wanted to showcase me like they did Strong. We have mutual friends so we already clicked on the visit."
Lauderdale is expected to arrive in May and will have two years of eligibility.