DeArmas pledges to Sun Devils

El Camino Junior College offensive guard Chris DeArmas was impressed with Arizona State all throughout the recruiting process and followed those strong sentiments verbaling to Arizona State. Devils Digest talked to DeArmas shortly after his official visit to Tempe.

The 6-4, 295 Chris DeArmas, who prepped at Southwest Miami in Florida, signed with South Florida out of high school, but due to a family situation, had the leave the Bulls before enrolling there. He was out of football for two years, when he decided to go the JUCO route and join Southern California powerhouse El Camino, where the lineman was a key component in the Warriors' 20-5 record over the past two seasons.

Arizona State has become one of DeArmas' recruiting suitors in recent weeks, and the lineman has been very receptive to the Sun Devils' efforts. The Sun Devils are the only school he took an official visit to. Aside from South Florida, the lineman had offers from Florida International, Nevada and Memphis .

"I'm being recruited by Coach Yarber," DeArmas said. "I really like the program, they have a good head coach and they have the right tools to be one of the best teams in the Pac-10. I had a good time on the visit hanging out with my teammates and the facilities were great. I would say that just meeting and talking with Coach Erickson is something I really enjoyed."

Last year he played right tackle and this year he was slotted at right guard, a position he likely to play at Arizona State. He reported weight room marks of 375 lbs. benching, 425 squatting and 275 power clean.

"I'm real aggressive so I really like run-blocking, but I like pass-blocking too," DeArmas said in a previous interview to "I'm a good athlete for my size, so I can get out and pull and hit the second level on plays."

DeArmas is a mid-year transfer who can sign with on December 16th and he will have three years to play two.

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