ASU Football: N'Keal Harry a standout among newcomers

Arizona State freshman N'Keal Harry has stood out among the Sun Devils' newcomers through two days of fall camp.

Arizona State freshman N'Keal Harry weighs 220 pounds, has 10 percent body fat, and bench presses 315 pounds.

And he's a wide receiver.

A slim number of college freshmen arrive on campus ready to contribute from day one, but at least physically, Harry looks the part.

The Chandler High product was the 16th highest-rated wide receiver and No. 114 overall recruit in the class of 2016 and according to Scout, and through two days of camp, he's stood out among ASU's newcomers.

The Sun Devils split veterans and newcomers into different practice sessions during the first two days of camp, and in the newcomers' session, Harry turned heads with a one-handed reception on a 30-plus yard pass over the head of freshman cornerback Robbie Robinson.

Practicing after the veterans has allowed Harry to study ASU's more experienced wide receivers, which is an opportunity he's taken advantage of.

"I've learned a lot from them (veterans), so far," Harry said. "It's really not like high school, you've got to be a lot more technical, use your hands, make sure your routes are crisp, paying attention to detail and following an example."

Harry's strong output during day two of fall camp was partly due to the chemistry he showcased with freshman quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole, who consistently looked toward Harry when the duo was paired in the same offensive group.

"He's (Sterling-Cole) been my roommate the whole summer so far," Harry said. "We've been hanging out, vibing, so we have a real connection and hope we can continue it further on."

While Harry has excelled against newcomers, Friday will afford him the opportunity to see how he stacks up against the rest of ASU's receivers, which gives Harry the long-awaited chance to try to prove he can hang with some of the Sun Devils' best athletes.

"I'm here to play, but I just got to prove that I can play and I belong out there with all these guys like Tim (White), Ellis (Jefferson), Jalen (Harvey) and all of them."


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