Sun Devils sign best junior college haul in nation; record eight mid-year transfers

All six of Arizona State's mid-year junior college additions announced Wednesday are Scout100 prospects, more than any other program in the country.

Arizona State announced this week a record eight mid-year additions to its program including six Scout100 junior college signees, more than any other school in the country. 

Six junior college players graduating in December join two high school prospects as ASU's haul, all of whom are expected to begin classes at the school in January and be available for spring football practices. 

Eight mid-year transfers is two more than the record set by ASU coach Todd Graham's program in the 2015 recruiting class. Prior to that, ASU had never signed more than four such additions in any class dating to at least 2003. 

ASU’s junior college signees are all ranked in Scout100: Koron Crump (26), J'Marcus Rhodes (30), Christian Hill (38), Maurice Chandler (44), Tyson Rising (68), A.J. McCollum (96). No other program has more than four Scout100 junior college commits. 

Crump is a four-star, 6-foot-2, 220 pound pass rush specialist out of Fort Scott Junior College in Kansas. He had double digit sacks in each of the last two seasons at the school. 

Rhodes is a 6-foot-3, 195 pound physical cornerback at Kilgore College in East Texas. A four-star recruit, Rhodes has the versatility to play at least three of ASU's four defensive back positions. 

Hill played junior college football locally at Glendale Community College. A former member of the military, Hill is older than the typical junior college recruit but has a terrific physique at 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds. 

Chandler is a four-star recruit also and a former commit to Oklahoma out of Northeast Oklahoma A&M. He's an athletic cover corner with great size, 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. 

Rising is a first-team all-state offensive tackle at Ventura College in Southern California who committed to ASU Monday, the same day ASU also earned a commitment from City College of San Francisco center A.J. McCollum. Both players had multiple Pac-12 scholarship offers in addition to ASU. 

In addition to the six mid-year junior college signees ASU's added this week, its highest ranked four-star junior college commitment, Victor Valley star Dougladson Subtyl, is set to sign with the program in February and enroll in the fall. Subtyl is ranked No. 15 overall nationally. 

Under Graham, the Sun Devils have quickly established a recent history of significant success with junior college recruiting. Damarious Randall (first round), Jaelen Strong (third round), Marcus Hardison (fourth round)  are a few of the players who made a major impact for ASU in the last few years and others, including Marion Grice, Chris Young, Davon Coleman, Antonio Longino and Nick Kelly have had significant success. 

Arizona's top-ranked interior offensive lineman, Peoria Centennial High School center Marshal Nathe, and Nebraska's No. 1 ranked overall recruit, Lincoln Christian High School 3-back/tight end prospect Jared Bubak, are ASU's two high school signees. 

Nathe was ASU's first in-state commit and second overall, giving the Sun Devils a pledge immediately upon being offered a scholarship. He suffered an ACL tear during the season and is likely to redshirt. 

Bubak played quarterback in high school but will transition to 3-back at ASU as is in the mold of others who have played well at the position for program, including Chris Coyle, who set a record with receptions for a tight end at ASU in 2012. 


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