ASU lands three commits, including four-star Whiley
It was a good weekend -- and an even better week -- for Arizona State recruiting.
ASU landed three relatively high-profile commitments last week, the biggest among those coming from Scottsdale Chaparral cornerback/athlete Tyler Whiley, rated by Scout.com as a four-star prospect, the 12th-best corner nationally and the 100th-best prospect overall.
Whiley, listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, had 49 tackles and two interceptions as a junior last season while also hauling in 36 passes for 610 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Firebirds. He had offers from big-name programs such as Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, Arizona, Michigan State and others, according to Scout.
Whiley's commitment on Tuesday got things rolling for the Sun Devils, who then received verbal pledges on Sunday from Louisiana guard Alex Anderson and Texas wide receiver Nick Alexander.
Anderson, listed at 6-foot-4, 290 pounds, is a three-star recruit, according to Scout, and the 23rd-ranked guard nationally. He had offers from SEC programs Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri as well as Arizona, Miami, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Utah, West Virginia and others.
Alexander is a three-star wideout ranked by Scout as the 90th-best receiver in the country. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder had 13 catches for 249 yards last year and also had offers from Oklahoma, Washington, Illinois and others.
ASU now has seven players committed in the 2014 class, highlighted by Whiley and four-star quarterback Manny Wilkins out of California. Scout has the class ranked 44th nationally.