Arizona State has assembled one of its best recruiting classes in program history this year, and Todd Graham received a commitment at a position of need on Tuesday afternoon.
Quinn Bailey, a 3-star offensive lineman from Higley High School in Gilbert, Ariz. verbally committed to Arizona State on Tuesday. The news was first made public via the Higley Football Twitter account.
Quinn Bailey just committed to ASU!!— higley football (@HIGLEYFOOTBALL) December 17, 2013
Bailey becomes just the third offensive lineman to commit to Arizona State for the Class of 2014 as he joins fellow 3-star verbal commits Sam Jones and Alex Anderson.
At 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds, Bailey projects as a tackle and could fill a void on the offensive line early on in his career at Arizona State.
Rivals.com ranks Bailey as the 68th best offensive lineman in the country while Scout.com ranks Bailey 70th overall. Both recruiting services consider Bailey as one of the top 20 prospects in the state of Arizona.
Bailey's Rivals.com profile lists offers from Arizona, Washington and BYU among other programs who have also offered the local product.
The Sun Devils graduate starting left tackle Evan Finkenberg and center Kody Koebensky this year, but they do benefit from transfer Christian Westerman becoming eligible to play. Bailey's commitment provides much-needed depth on the offensive line and he could receive an extended chance to see playing time because of his ability to play tackle.
Bailey is not the only local lineman who the Sun Devils have their eyes on as they are actively recruiting Hamilton High School offensive tackle Casey Tucker. Tucker is a 4-star recruit according to Rivals and a 5-star recruit according to Scout and would be among the biggest commitments the Sun Devils could land this year.
Bailey's senior highlights can be found here.