ASU and Arizona football National Signing Day tracker
Year three of Herm Edwards on the recruiting trail is expected to be a success, even though his Arizona State Sun Devils enter the early National Signing Day period for the 2020 recruiting class without a defensive coordinator and having just installed a new offensive coordinator.
Danny Gonzales left his post leading ASU’s defense on Tuesday to officially take the New Mexico head coaching job. Edwards just named OC Zak Hill as Rob Likens’ replacement last week.
It isn’t expected to bite the Sun Devils, who went 7-5 this year to earn a Sun Bowl berth.
They entered Wednesday morning ranked 48th in the nation based on their known verbal commitments, according to 247 Sports, and that was expected to rise, possibly into a top-25 class by the end of the day. Arizona State got a big jump toward that possibility early Wednesday, when receiver and Oregon commit Johnny Wilson, the 89th-ranked player in the country, flipped to ASU.
Down in Tucson, Arizona Wildcats head coach Kevin Sumlin enters his third season as well.
But the Wildcats, who went 4-8 last season, have not been doing well on the recruiting trail, coming into National Signing Day 69th in the 247 Sports team class rankings. Like Edwards, Sumlin is also attempting to land commits with coaching staff turnover.
Sumlin fired DC Marcel Yates and several more defensive assistants in the middle of the season. Arizona has yet to find a permanent replacement for Yates.
Below is a running tab of which 2020 football recruits have sent in their national letters of intent to the Sun Devils and Wildcats.
ASU football 2020 signees
WR Johnny Wilson, Calabasas High School (Calabasas, Calif.) — 4 stars
RB DeaMonte Trayanum, Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio) — 4 stars
DB D.J. Taylor, Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.) — 3 stars
Athlete T. Lee, Buford High School (Buford, Ga.) — 3 stars
OT Ben Bray, Red Mountain High School (Mesa, Ariz.) — 3 stars
LB Jordan Banks, Narbonne High School (Harbor City, Calif.) — 4 stars
DE Joe Moore, Cardinal Ritter College Prep (St. Louis, Mo.) — 3 stars
OG Jacob Nunez, Lompoc High School (Lompoc, Calif.) — 3 stars
DB Edward Woods, McClymonds High School (Oakland, Calif.) — 3 stars
DE Omarr Norman-Lott, Grant Union High School (Sacramento, Calif.) — 4 stars
ILB Caleb McCullough, Pacifica High School (Oxnard, Calif.) — 3 stars
WR Chad Johnson Jr., Cathedral High School (Los Angeles, Calif.) — 4 stars
CB Macen Williams, Narbonne High School (Harbor City, Calif.) — 3 stars
Arizona football 2020 signees
QB Will Plummer, Gilbert High School (Gilbert, Ariz.) — 3 stars
TE Roberto Miranda, Germany — 3 stars
OL Josh Baker, Eureka High School (Eureka, Mo.) — 3 stars
K Tyler Loop, Lovejoy High School (Lucas, Texas) — 2 stars
OT Woody Jean, Deerfield Beach High School (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) — 3 stars
DE Regen Terry, Florence High School (Florence, Ariz.) — 3 stars
WR Majon Wright, Cardinal Gibbons High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — 3 stars
RB Jalen John, Lakeridge High School (Lake Oswego, Ore.) — 3 stars
WR Dyelan Miller, Centennial High Schhol (Peoria, Ariz.) — 3 stars
TE Stacey Marshall Jr., Hutchinson C.C/ (Montgomery, Ala.) — JUCO
CB Khary Crump Jr., Culver City High School (Culver City, Calif.) — 3 stars
DE Dion Wilson, Orange Vista High School (Perris, Calif.) — 3 stars