Arizona State hauled in its biggest catch to this point in the 2016 recruiting class Monday from a player who has perhaps had more impressive receptions than any of his peers in the state.
N'Keal Harry, a 6-foot-3, 210 pound wide receiver, became the Sun Devils' top-rated commit in the class with his announcement at a Chandler High School press conference.
The No. 6 wide receiver prospect in the West and No. 153 overall recruit in the national 2016 class, Harry picked the Sun Devils over finalists Oregon, Texas A&M, USC and Washington.
"They (the Sun Devils) have done a great job recruiting and after I went to the (ASU) game I noticed all the football perks about it and how much they pass the ball and all that," Harry said.
Two weekends ago Harry visited Texas A&M officially and then spent last Tuesday on ASU's campus on an unofficial visit. Texas A&M has landed the two highest profile recruits in Arizona's last two classes, quarterback Kyle Allen and wide receiver Christian Kirk.
Harry is close with Kirk and also Aggies' defensive back Priest Willis, who transferred to the school from UCLA. This time though, the Sun Devils were able to secure the high profile commitment over the Aggies.
"I just had a feeling in my heart, that's where I want to be," Harry said.
In nine games this season, Harry has 44 catches for 784 yards (17.8 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns, all team highs. He suffered a high ankle sprain against Brophy Prep last week and his status for the remainder of the season is unclear.
As a junior in 2014, Harry teamed up with then-Chandler senior quarterback Bryce Perkins to help the team win a Division I state championship and go 13-2.
The duo will now reconnect at ASU, where Perkins signed as a member of the 2015 class and is currently redshirting.
"All I want is just a chance and from there is what I do with it," Harry said.
Harry is an important commitment for the Sun Devils not only because of his status as its highest ranked pledge but also because four-star fellow Scout300 recruit Chase Lucas is a teammate and good friend, and Harry has said he's part of a package duo with Saguaro defensive back Byron Murphy, another Scout300 member and lifelong friend.
ASU has never signed three Scout300 recruits from Arizona in a single class and hasn't signed two in a class since 2008, when it landed Gerell Robinson and Zach Schlink.