For Arizona State, one of the biggest uncertainties in this recruiting cycle has been the commitments of offensive linemen.
The Sun Devils have high hopes of landing an impressive offensive line haul that includes three to four commitments, but as of Wednesday morning, Arizona State has just two verbal commits along the line.
Colorado native Sam Jones and local recruit Quinn Bailey are both solid verbal commitments, but aside from that pair, Arizona State has had trouble locking down fellow offensive linemen.
Earlier this week, New Orleans native Alex Anderson de-committed from Arizona State for the second time this month and announced a verbal commitment to the University of Texas. Anderson was set to choose between Arizona State and Oklahoma State before Cowboys' offensive line coach Joe Wickline was named offensive coordinator at Texas.
Wickline swayed Anderson's commitment and the 3-star recruit appears to be content with his decision.
Over the weekend, Arizona State hosted more than 15 recruits on official visits including two offensive linemen who had previously committed to other programs. Ty Barrett and Kenyon Frison are both considered 3-star recruits by Rivals and 4-star recruits by Scout and both players announced their de-commitments via Twitter earlier this week.
Barrett was committed to Texas Christian University before his official visit in Tempe and he said he will still consider the Horned Frogs in his recruitment.
I have opened my recruiting back up!! #TCU is indeed still in it but I have decommitted!— Ty Barrett #78 (@TyBarret) January 22, 2014
Frison, a former Utah Utes commit, also announced his de-commitment via Twitter but was more vague about whether or not Utah would remain in the mix.
I just uncommitted from Utah !— Kenyon Frison (@lancerpride75) January 19, 2014
Rivals considers Barrett the 67th ranked player in the state of Texas while Frison checks in as the 4th best recruit in the state of Utah. Barrett has offers from Baylor, Ole Miss, UCF, Oklahoma and more while Frison's top offers come from Nebraska, Oklahoma and UCLA.
If the Sun Devils added a single offensive lineman to join Jones and Bailey in their 2014 recruiting class, they would hope to land a commitment from Casey Tucker, a 4-star recruit out of Hamilton High School in Chandler. Tucker is making his official visit to Tempe this weekend and will eventually choose between the Sun Devils and the Stanford Cardinal.
Both Barrett and Frison will presumably consider Arizona State after de-committing hours after their official visits, but it is unlikely that coach Todd Graham could convince both linemen to sign with the Sun Devils.