ASU active with big OT Julious

Arizona State is a likely official visit destination for 6-foot-8 junior college offensive tackle Ashton Julious

Nobody is going to question junior college offensive tackle Ashton Julious' size.

He is 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds and schools want Julious to anchor their tackle position right away. One of the schools interested in Julious’s size and talent is Arizona State.

The 3-star offensive tackle said once his Lackawanna College team in Scrantan, Penn., started wearing pads for spring practices, he started seeing a lot more coaches stop by practice.

He said he now holds 13 total scholarship offers and that ASU running backs coach Bo Graham offered him a scholarship near the end of the spring.

Julious also claims scholarships from Akron, Baylor, Illinois, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, South Carolina State, Southern Mississippi, UCF and West Virginia.

The large tackle said he is interested in Arizona State.

“They’re definitely one of the schools I’ll be thinking about,” Juious said. “I really want to take more visits, all my visits. I want to take a visit there before I even make a decision.”

Julious said he has had conversations with Bo Graham, offensive coordinator Mike Norvell and offensive line coach Chris Thomsen. He said Thomsen has taken on more of the responsibility of contacting him recently.

Julious said he and Thomsen are trying to find the right date for him to visit ASU. Julious also wants to visit Oklahoma, UCF and West Virginia soon but he does not have any dates set to visit those schools yet either.

He said the only school he has unofficially visited this summer is North Carolina State.

Even though official visits are in the fall, Julious has started thinking about them. At this point, he said he is interested in visiting ASU and West Virginia officially.

As a junior college transfer, Julious said he wants to play right away at any schools he commits to because he will only have two years of eligibility. He also said he wants to find the school that will be the right environment for him.

Julious knows a current ASU player and asked him for some insight. Junior running back De’Chavon Hayes also attended Lackawanna College.

“He was just telling me it’s a good team (and) they got a really good chance to be really good,” Julious said. “He just said the environment around the school, like everybody’s supportive. Everybody likes everybody. It’s really cool.”

Julious said he wants to make as many visits as he can before his decision.

He said he hopes to trim his list down after he is finished with fall camp for his JUCO team. He expects that he should make is commitment shortly after trimming his list down.

Julious said he will be graduating in December and eligible to practice for the team he chooses in January 2016.

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