Matteo Mele

2018 Arizona State recruiting primer: Offensive Line

Arizona State has capable young talent along its offensive line in 2017, but is aggressively pursuing offensive tackles in the 2018 class.

Arizona State enters the 2017 season with 14 scholarship offensive linemen in the program but just two seniors. The two seniors are both centers: A.J. McCollum and Tyler McClure, a former walk-on who was recently awarded a scholarship.

As has consistently been the case, ASU is once again are focusing on adding offensive tackle prospects and more than half of the prospects claiming offers from ASU are listed by as a tackle recruits. Four or five of the players with remaining eligibility beyond 2017 are tackles or can play the position, two of whom are juniors this season.

The Sun Devils have 12 returning scholarship linemen projecting to 2018, a general target is 15 in any given year, and coaches are working toward a goal of adding three players in the current class who can line up at offensive tackle at the highest college level. 

Offensive line coach Rob Sale is in his first year with the program so he got a later start recruiting this class than some of his peers in the Pac-12. He is viewed as an aggressive recruiter with most of his experience has been in the South. He's recruiting offensive linemen nationally for the Sun Devils, and has extended many scholarship offers including two in the state, to Joey Ramos and Matteo Mele. 

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