Versatile junior college linebacker Koron Crump wanted to take some time to think about the possibility of making a commitment to Arizona State after visiting the school over the weekend.
One day is all it took.
"I've been talking to the coaches there a long time and trust them a lot," Crump said. "I have a good relationship with them and then when I went there it just felt right. When I came back home my mom asked me if it felt like home and I said it did."
Crump, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, reportedly had 11 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas. He's expected to graduate in December and be enrolled at ASU for the spring semester.
"It had a family atmosphere," Crump said. "The players there made me feel really welcomed. (Senior Devil backer) Antonio Longino especially. He's a guy like me who came from junior college and there's some similarity. He just told me everything I needed to know and I felt like it was the place for me."
ASU is recruiting Crump as a versatile linebacker. He can play not only Devil backer, but also Spur and WILL and be a sub-package pass rusher. The Sun Devils are working to increasingly ramp up their range, length and athleticism across the board defensively.
Cal was runner-up in the recruitment Crump said, and Baylor and Tennessee extended a scholarship and were very involved at different points of the recruitment.
A native of St. Louis, Crump connected with ASU coaches, including defensive line coach Jackie Shipp.
“[Shipp's] been telling me like how I can help the defense, where he’s going to put me on the defense, line me up, what defensive lineman I’d be playing,” Crump said in a previous interview with SunDevilSource “He has just been checking on me, see how I’ve been doing. Sometimes, it isn’t even about football.”
Crump's double-digit sack effort is his second such season in a row. As a freshman at Fort Scott -- where he primarily plays from a 3-point stance as a defensive end, Crump had 10 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss.
Crump is the sixth defensive commitment of the 2016 class for ASU and 16th overall.