ASU football recruiting: List of 2019 early signing period letters of intent
Herm Edwards and his staff had little time to piece together their 2018 recruiting class.
It was only a matter of a few weeks between the hiring of Edwards to replace predecessor Todd Graham and the early signing period that gave Arizona State’s coaching staff time to recruit a group of prospects. By the spring, the Sun Devils had put together a recruiting class that 247 Sports ranked as the 37th-best in the nation, not bad considering the circumstances.
With Edwards’ first year at the helm now over, it looks even more impressive. Linebacker Merlin Robertson, safety Aashari Crosswell and receiver Brandon Aiyuk were among the members of the 2018 recruiting class that made an instant impact in their first year at ASU.
Now that Edwards and his coaches have a 7-6 season, a bowl appearance and a full year on the recruiting trail, the expectations grow for the 2019 class, which opens the day ranked 31st by 247 Sports based on the verbal commitments already in hand for ASU. Commits can begin officially signing Wednesday.
Below you’ll find a running tracker of all the letters of intent that come into the Arizona State football offices for the first full term recruiting cycle under Edwards.
ASU 2019 early signing period letters of intent
• Athlete Keon Markham – Long Beach Poly, Long Beach, Calif. (3 stars)
• S Kejuan Markham – Long Beach Poly, Long Beach, Calif. (3 stars)
• SDE Stephon Wright – Cathedral High School, Los Angeles, Calif. (4 stars)
• SDE Amiri Johnson – Diamond Ranch High School, Pomona, Calif. (3 stars)
• CB Willie Harts – Pittsburg Senior High School, Pittsburg, Calif. (3 stars)
• OT Ben Scott – St. Louis High School, Honolulu, Hawaii (3 stars)
• OC Dohnovan West – Bishop Alemany High School, Mission Hills, Calif. (3 stars)
• Pro-style QB Joey Yellen – Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, Calif. (4 stars)
• Dual-threat QB Jayden Daniels – Cajon High School, San Bernardino, Calif. (4 stars)
• Pro-style QB Ethan Long – West Linn, West Linn, Ore. (3 stars)
• WR Ricky Pearsall – Corona Del Sol High School, Tempe, Ariz. (3 stars)
• TE Nolan Matthews – Reedy High School, Frisco, Texas (3 stars)
• Athlete Connor Soelle – Saguaro High School, Scottsdale, Ariz. (3 stars)
• WR Jordan Kerley – McNeil High School, Austin, Texas (3 stars)
• OT LaDarius Henderson – Waxahachie High School, Waxahachie, Texas (3 stars)
• CB Jordan Clark – University Lab, Baton Rouge, La. (4 stars)
• OT Roman DeWys – Basha High School, Chandler, Ariz. (3 stars)
• ATH Alijah Bates – Doherty High School, Colorado Springs, Colo. (3 stars)