Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE
The Sun Devils added five midyear players this week, so it seems only appropriate that you get to know them.
While it's been quiet on the field, there's been a flurry of activity on the recruiting trail for Arizona State.
The Sun Devils may have missed out on a pair of intriguing pass catchers this week, but they still managed to secure the services of five other talented players.
Let's take a look at the newest members of Sun Devil Nation.
Chans Cox - LB
One of the top players in the state, Cox initially committed to the Sun Devils back in June before signing on officially. A bruising fullback and linebacker for Blue Ridge in Lakeside, Arizona, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Cox was nagged by injuries this year, but remains a top-flight prospect. The four-star player has good instincts and flies to the attack the ballcarrier, shows good agility, and can be good in coverage. His size, speed and athleticism should make him a big time contributor at linebacker for the Sun Devils, potentially next year as Brandon Magee departs.
Kisima Jagne - DL
A three-star prospect from Chandler High School, Jagne originally went to Colorado, but due to some delays in getting academically cleared, was greyshirted. However, he decided to come home to Arizona, and as he did not enroll at CU, can play immediately with ASU. A 6-foot-5, 230 pounder, Jagne has very good size and athleticism, and could become a contributor on a defensive line that may very well be looking to replace Will Sutton in 2013.
Nick Kelly - C/G
The Sun Devils added some depth along their interior offensive line with the versatile Kelly. As of now, he's slated to see action at center behind incumbent starter Kody Koebensky. The 6-foot-3, 280 pounder from American River Community College in California was a three-star prospect according to Rivals.
Josh Tremblay - OL
Like Kelly, Tremblay comes to Tempe from American River. The 6-foot-4, 280 pounder was a three-star prospect and offers the team the versatility to play both guard and tackle. His presence adds a nice depth piece for an offensive line will be replacing two starters—right guard Andrew Sampson and right tackle Brice Schwab—next season.
Christian Westerman - OT
The big catch.
A five-star prospect coming out of Hamilton in 2011, Westerman was the top ranked guard in the nation when he enrolled at Auburn. However, amid the chaos there after this disastrous season, Westerman decided to come home to ASU.
The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Westerman appeared in three games this season for the Tigers, whose program fell into total disarray, culminating in the firing of head coach Gene Chizik. As DevilsDigest.com points out, it's possible that Westerman would not have to sit out the required one year of transfers if Auburn is hit with NCAA sanctions, but that is much too early to forecast.
What is known is that ASU has landed themselves a powerful and versatile offensive line talent who could become a major addition to an area of need.