ASU Football Recruiting: Wildcats pass Sun Devils in recruiting rankings

Jalen Tabor chose Arizona over Alabama on Thursday. - USA TODAY Sports

A big day on the recruiting trail for the Arizona Wildcats pushes Rich Rodriguez's squad ahead of Todd Graham's in recruiting.

Arizona State has led the Pac-12 in national recruiting rankings for the past few weeks, but a big day for Arizona helped the Wildcats edge ahead of the Sun Devils with a month to go until Signing Day.

On Thursday, Arizona received verbal commitments from 5-star cornerback Jalen Tabor and 4-star offensive tackle Jordan Poland.

Tabor is one of the top recruits in the country as ranks him as the 24th overall recruit and ranks him as the 15th best player in the class of 2014.

Tabor committed at the Under Armour All-America game on Thursday and chose the Wildcats over Alabama. SB Nation recruiting analyst Bud Elliot has scouted Tabor and says he's a press corner who should play immediately for the Wildcats next fall.

As for Poland, the La Jolla, Calif. native is the 14th ranked player in his home state as well as the 14th ranked offensive tackle in the country according to Rivals. Poland verbally committed to USC earlier in his recruiting process, but backed out and chose Arizona over offers from Arizona State, UCLA, and USC among others.

At the beginning of the day on Thursday, ranked Arizona State 18th in its recruiting rankings. The 24th ranked Wildcats jumped to 17th with two impact recruits, which dropped the Sun Devils to 19th overall. ranked the Sun Devils 13th and the Wildcats 14th on Thursday morning, and the recruiting service has not updated its rankings for the two schools since the latest commitments.

According to 247Sports rankings, the Wildcats jumped nine places and now sit 15th nationally with the additions of Tabor and Poland to the class of 2014.

Both and consider Arizona and Arizona State's current recruiting classes as the top two classes in the Pac-12 after Thursday's commitments.

Of course, the Sun Devils and the Wildcats still have plenty of work left to do with Signing Day just over a month away on Feb. 5.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join House of Sparky

You must be a member of House of Sparky to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at House of Sparky. You should read them.

Join House of Sparky

You must be a member of House of Sparky to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at House of Sparky. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.