According to multiple reports, Arizona State has landed a commitment from 4-star linebacker Derik Calhoun out of El Cerrito, California. Calhoun had been a USC commit, but decommitted a few weeks ago and took a visit to Arizona State last weekend when the Sun Devils throttled Washington.
Brandon Huffman of Scout.com was the first to report the news.
El Cerrito (Calif.) four-star linebacker D.J. Calhoun has committed to Arizona State...— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) October 27, 2013
Rivals250 LB D.J. Calhoun tells me he has committed to ASU. Have him on the phone now.— ASUDevils.com (@ASUDevilscom) October 27, 2013
Calhoun is listed as the No. 9 outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com. He is rated as the 147th best player in the nation by Rivals, and will play in the U.S. Army All-American bowl in January. Calhoun's offer list includes: UCLA, USC, Miami, Washington, California and Nebraska.
Head coach Todd Graham showed his excitement of Calhoun's decision.
Booooom! #SunDevilBrotherhood pic.twitter.com/qPl4sVDIV1— Todd Graham (@CoachGrahamASU) October 27, 2013
Calhoun confirmed the news minutes after the reports surfaced.
De committed from USC last week now it's #ForksUp I'm falling my heart 😆😆✊✊— Dj Calhoun (@dj_calhoun) October 27, 2013
Calhoun is the 18th commitment for Arizona State in their 2014 class, he joins Christian Sam as the two outside linebackers committed to Arizona State.