In Demario Richard, Kalen Ballage and Jason Lewis, Arizona State has three talented tailbacks who are still young. All have multiple years left at the college level. Despite that fact, ASU is looking to bring in more competition at the position.
Currently the Sun Devils have two committed running backs, Riverside (Calif.) Norte Vista’s Freddie Holly and New Orleans Holy Cross’s Tre Turner. The duo’s skillsets compliment each other well. Holly is more of an inside, between the tackles type runner similar to Demario Richard while Turner is best on the outside or as a receiving back like how ASU has used D.J. Foster in the past.
Between the youth currently atop its depth chart, two committed prospects and the possibility of 2015 signee Morie Evans -- whose status is currently unclear -- enrolling in the spring, it is unlikely the Sun Devils would take another running back unless it’s an elite prospect.
New Jersey running back and Ohio State verbal Kareem Walker recently unofficially visited Arizona State. The five-star prospect is the No. 1 ranked running back in the country, certainly fitting the bill of an elite prospect. Walker has reportedly discussed the possibility of committing to ASU along with two other Sun Devil recruits, tight end Naseir Upshur and wide receiver Donald Stewart.