Texas graduate transfer cornerback Bryson Echols has signed a scholarship agreement with Arizona State per a source.
Echols, 5-foot-10, 184 pounds, can play his final season of eligibility for the Sun Devils in 2016. ASU enters the season with uncertainty at the position after both starters departed following last season, when the Sun Devils struggled to defend the pass.
Echols was a reserve at Texas who played primarily on special teams. He had three tackles in six games last season at the school.
“It was such a difficult decision to close this chapter of my life, but I know in the end it will be the best decision for me,” Echols wrote in twitter message in February announcing his intent to transfer. “Hook ’em Horns forever and always!”
A member of the 2012 class out of De Soto High School in De Soto, Texas, Echols was ranked No. 144 overall and No. 9 nationally at the cornerback position, a four-star recruit by Scout.com.