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Vontaze Burfict Will Be Eligible For The Sun Devils, Says Dennis Erickson

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Looks like our star recruit, 6'3", 245 lb linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be eligible for the season, according to ASU head coach Dennis Erickson.

Per Jeff Metcalfe:

"He'll be here for the first game," Erickson said. "He's done everything he needs to do."

Burfict is a freak who will terrorize the Pac-10 as long as he is here, which hopefully will be 4 long, successful seasons.

I've been hoping for this day for a long time, and while he has not been officially cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse, this is a big step in that direction. Erickson wouldn't come out and say this if he didn't have a slight inkling on the issue.

Anyway, does anyone else think this defense is going to be ferocious? Will we be able to make up for a potentially anemic offense in 2009?

Check back later for a preview of Louisiana-Monroe.