Louisiana lineman to visit Sun Devils

With their recent success recruiting the state of Louisiana, Arizona State continues to pursue prospects from that region. One of them is New Orleans’ Landry-Walker defensive lineman standout George Lea who has been enjoying the recruiting process with the Sun Devils.

“George is an outstanding player,” said Landry-Walker head coach Emmanuel Powell. “He was All-State last year when he had 22 ½ sacks. He's an outstanding kid on and off the field. He’s still learning to play the position, but right now after three games he has nine sacks, he has a very good first step and really helping up our front. He can play the 5-technique but mostly he plays the 3-technique for us, so he’s multi-dimensional. He’s plays with a lot of power, but still learning the position.”

The 6-3 273 George Lea said that when watching Arizona State games their defensive scheme is one aspect that is very appealing to him.

“I like the fronts that they run,” Lea said, “I’m a good pass rusher and I’m very coachable. I do OK in the weight room, I bench 315 lbs. and my squat is 495 but I want to get better.

“I know they (ASU) got a good sports medicine program. I’m looking forward to taking my visit there so the coaches can show me around. I know they are some players (from Louisiana) out there that love it. I’m probably going to decide after my visit to Arizona State.”

As a mid-year transfer the lineman’s timetable is naturally accelerated.

“He’s graduating in December and right now he’s visiting Washington State on October 24th, Kansas State on October 31st and his last visit is to Arizona State on November 8th.”

“We have two players out there in Corey Smith and Emmanuel Dayries doing well and we have a great relationship with the coaches out there.”

Powell said that Tulsa and Utah are some of the other schools who have offered Lea and didn’t rule out other visits before Lea signs with the college of his choice.

“I want to go to a school that has a good environment, good education and good weather,” Lea said. “I just want to go to a place that I’m around good people.”


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