Arizona State had success last year in the post-signing day marketplace in the form of Southern California junior college wide receiver and return specialist Tim White, who went on to become one of the team's top weapons by the end of the 2015 season.
One year later, the Sun Devils may attempt to make a similar late addition to their recruiting class.
Vanel Dossous, a 6-foot-0, 184 pound wide receiver at Mt. San Jacinto Community College in San Jacinto, California, said he had recent contact with new ASU wide receivers coach Jay Norvell, and is likely to officially visit the school on the weekend of March. 4.
"First I spoke with the offensive line coach (Chris Thomsen) who let me know they were very interested in my highlight tape and then he sent it off to the receivers' coach, who said he was extremely impressed. He said he wants me to come for an official visit in a week or two. He said he was very impressed, that I'm the type of guy they're looking for as far as size, speed, everything they want, and the whole coaching staff is excited about me coming out."
Dossous, who went to Steinert High School in Hamilton, New Jersey, expects to graduate in May and have three years to play two seasons. As a sophomore in 2015 he earned CCCAA Region IV all-state first-team as a punt returner and second-team all-league with 53 receptions for 841 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games.
"It's all pretty exciting," Dossous said. "I had no offers before signing day, some interest, some schools that I spoke with but nothing as far as offers. Now, Toledo, Washington State, Syracuse and East Tennessee are also interested.
"For three months I've been dreading this. I've been wondering why I didn't have any interest. I would continuously watch my highlight tape to see if I was good enough to even receive a scholarship offer. It was stressful and confusing at the same time. It feels like a dream come true now, honestly. I haven't really been able to make sense of it all yet, hasn't really hit me what's going on now."
If the visit goes well, Dessous said he would seriously consider making a commitment to ASU if given the opportunity.
"I really want to pursue my academics, stay on top of my school work, make sure I get settled with that, meeting new people and getting into a good situation for me as far as academics and football," he said.null