After churning out some of the top tight ends in college football, Arizona State has earned the moniker "Tight End U." On Wednesday, the Sun Devils learned which player will attempt to carry on the legacy as they received a letter of intent from Brendan Landman.
With the graduation of Chris Coyle, the Sun Devils have a few different options to explore at tight end including 2013 recruits De'Marieya Nelson and Grant Martinez.
Nelson broke into the lineup as a junior college transfer while Martinez took a redshirt year, and now they will compete with a few other players including Landman for playing time moving forward.
There's a strong possibility that Landman will take a redshirt in 2014, but there's also a decent possibility that he could develop into the next great tight end at Arizona State.
Landman hails from Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. where he played offensive and defensive line as a three-year varsity player. Now, Landman will attempt to make the transition to the tight end spot at Arizona State.
Monte Vista has produced its fair share of talent through the years including current Eagles tight end and former Stanford standout Zach Ertz. Landman hopes to carry on that tradition while learning his new position in Tempe.
At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, Rivals considers Landman a 2-star recruit while Scout views him slightly higher as a 3-star tight end.
Both Rivals and Scout list Landman's only other scholarship offer as San Jose State, so the Arizona State coaching staff clearly believes he can fit the Sun Devils' current scheme.