Two New Offensive Weapons in Tempe

Arizona State had arguably their best day of the recruiting cycle on Thursday as they received commitments from two of the better athletes in the nation. <b>Shaun Dewitty</b> (pictured left) and <b>Chris McGaha</b> announced their intentions at individual press conferences. Dewitty is considered the top running back in the state of Colorado and McGaha is heralded as the top wide receiver in the state of Arizona.

This season, Dewitty rushed for 2,200 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was named first team all-state and the Colorado Springs Player of the Year. McGaha finished the year with 1,593 yards and 22 touchdowns. He led the state in receiving yards, touchdowns, and receptions (82).

McGaha committed to the Sun Devils over Boise State and San Diego State. "I just felt it was right," he explained. "It is my hometown and I want to play for the hometown team. I want to go there, win the Pac Ten, and go on to a big bowl game and win that."

He says that the Devils recruited him strictly as a receiver despite rumors of him possibly getting looks at safety.

Dewitty committed to ASU over UCLA and Kansas State. "I felt more comfortable with the environment at Arizona State than the other schools," he said. "They were more of a family there."

UCLA and Kansas State were recruiting him as an athlete as they thought he could also play at safety. The Devils may have earned the upper-hand by relaying to Dewitty that they wanted him specifically as a tailback.

The Colorado Springs Player of the Year is ranked as the no.6 prospect in Colorado this season. His friend, and fellow ASU commit Grant Crunkleton, is ranked number five. Dewitty's teammate, Lamarr Houston Jr., is arguably the top player in Colorado for next year and recently expressed an interest in possibly ending up at the same school as Dewitty.

Both of these players are incredible with the ball in their hands. Each one is a weapon that can take the pigskin to the house every time they grasp it.

Academically, Dewitty is qualified with a 3.0 core GPA and a 19 on his ACT. He would like to major in Business. McGaha has a little work to do. He carries a 2.3 core GPA and scored an 860 on his SAT. He believes 40 more points are needed for him to become a full qualifier. His core GPA and SAT score will then balance each other out.

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