The dominoes from the Bobby Petrino scandal at Arkansas continues to topple, and most recently, Arizona State is the beneficiary.
As Kyle Odegard of the East Valley Tribune reported yesterday, former Saguaro High School star Brock Haman has decided to leave the Razorbacks to join his hometown Sun Devils. Haman redshirted last season as a freshman due to a foot injury, but he has applied for a hardship waiver to be able to play right away due to the Petrino situation.
Haman was a three-star recruit according to Scout.com a year ago. He has a great frame at 6'3", 230 pounds and was a standout tight end and linebacker while at Saguaro, both positions benefiting from his excellent 4.6 speed.
At Arizona State, he would add an a very intriguing linebacking prospect to a position of need. His terrific athleticism and playmaking ability seems tailor made for the "Devil backer" position, the hybrid outside rush position that will a key feature of the new attacking defensive philosophy.
As of now, Carl Bradford is the starter at the position after an excellent series of spring practices, and the likely reinstatement from suspension of the extremely talented Junior Onyeali adds depth to that position.
Whether Haman is able to be in the mix for time as the "Devil backer" remains to be see, but in any event, defensive coordinator Paul Randolph will have a dynamic new weapon to utilize in the future.
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