Earlier in the day, there was disappointment following Arizona State's miss on two talented pass catching prospects.
Thankfully, there has been some good news as the expected transfer of former 5-star offensive lineman Christian Westerman is now complete.
Jason Jewell of Scout.com reports:
Now it is official. Christian Westerman is a Sun Devil. I confirmed it with his father. He is in Tempe now. @brandonhuffman @gregbiggins— Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) December 19, 2012
This is a major boost to the Sun Devil offensive line. Westerman held every lofty ranking a player could have, including the top player in all of Arizona and the 27th overall player nationally by Rivals, the No. 1 offensive guard and 17th player nationally by Scout and the No. 3 offensive tackle prospect by 247 Sports.
The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Westerman appeared in three games this season for the Tigers, whose program fell into total disarray, culminating in the firing of head coach Gene Chizik. As DevilsDigest.com points out, it's possible that Westerman would not have to sit out the required one year of transfers if Auburn is hit with NCAA sanctions, but that is much too early to forecast.
What is known is that ASU has landed themselves a powerful and versatile offensive line talent who could become a major addition to an area of need.
Below are Westerman's highlights from his Auburn Signing Day video.: