George Lea Commits to ASU

George Lea’s last official visit took place in Tempe this past weekend, and it’s probably no surprise that today the New Orleans defensive lineman from Landry-Walker High School decided to commit to Arizona State.

“I liked how Arizona State played and how aggressive the defensive line was,” Lea said in an interview after his visit. “I liked how they get on and off the field (forcing three and outs) and the schemes that they were running. I knew they had a good defense so I wasn’t surprised.

“I liked the campus and I really liked the coaches and how welcoming they were. I liked talking to them about the academics. They really helped me get a better picture of Arizona State. I was hosted by Corey Smith, and he came here from Louisiana and told me how the school helped him get adjusted, make sure he takes care of his classes and everything else.”

The 6-3 273-pound George Lea said that the ASU coaches see him at defensive tackle.

“They like my agility and how quick I come of the ball,” Lea said, “my aggressiveness and that I have good footwork. They did want me to get bigger.”

Arizona State was the first to offer Lea, who also officially visited Kansas State and Washington State. Lea is a mid-year transfer who is scheduled to graduate in December and following his signature of the grant-aid paper work is scheduled to enroll at ASU in January.

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