Durant Talks ASU Commitment

Even though Davon Durant decided to commit to South Carolina, his fondness for Arizona State, the first school he officially visited during the recruiting process, never went away. On Tuesday night he decided to switch his allegiances and talked to Devils Digest about his decision.

“It feels good to be a Sun Devil,” Durant said. ‘I’m excited. I had a great visit there (at Arizona State) and I just never lost contact with them after that. I really bonded with Coach Graham and Coach Shipp on the visit and I really have a great relationship with them. Players on my visit had a lot of good things to say about the coaches and it’s a great place to live. After thinking about everything I knew coming here will be the best choice for me.

“I felt at the time that I went to the school (South Carolina) because that is where people wanted me to go to at the time. It wasn’t hard for me to make the decision (to decommit) because I knew where the right place for me was. It was harder for my family, but they will still support me.”

Thus far this season, the 6-2 240 Davon Durant has posted 44 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble. He said that the Arizona State coaches view him as a Devil backer and like the skill set he brings to the table at that role.

“It’s a position where you can pretty much do anything on the defense,” Durant stated. “I really like how it’s a position where you just fly to the ball all over the field. The coaches like how I get to the ball every play and how aggressive I am and quick. I feel that I have the football side down, and now I need to work ore on the mental side watching film and learning the playbook.”

“I watched their defense all the time on TV and man they are explosive and get off the ball fast. They are in attack mode every play and that is the way I play every down.”

As a four-star linebacker, Durant was obviously in big demand aside from the two aforementioned schools. Programs such as Oregon, Texas A&M, Florida State, Mississippi State and Ole Miss have all already offered and some of these schools are bound to continue and pursue ASU’s newest pledge.

Durant said he had no intentions of changing his decision.

“I’m not sure if I will take any more visits,” Durant said. “I definitely know I will be a Sun Devil no matter what happens.”

The linebacker is a two for two in terms of eligibility and is set to graduate in December and enroll in school for the spring semester.


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