The Arizona State football program has enjoyed success throughout the 2014 recruiting cycle, and the Sun Devils are in the home stretch of putting the finish touches on their recruiting class leading up to National Signing Day.
With a limited number of scholarships left to dole out, space is at a premium for those looking to join the class. On Monday, defensive tackle recruit Emanuel Dayries tweeted that he intends to play for the Sun Devils.
Im shuting everything down im done...#forksup— Eazy_Working (@ED50_D1) January 27, 2014
ASU will be my home for the next 4 years #forksup— Eazy_Working (@ED50_D1) January 27, 2014
Dayries is a 2-star recruit according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com and hails from O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, La. which is where current Texas commit and former Arizona State commit Alex Anderson attends school.
At the time this article was published, it is unclear whether the Sun Devils have offered Dayries a scholarship or whether Dayries intends to grayshirt in 2014. Dayries' Rivals.com profile lists offers from Arizona State and Kansas State but his Scout.com profile does not list an offer from the Sun Devils.
It seems unlikely that Arizona State would guarantee Dayries a scholarship prior to National Signing Day because the Sun Devils are awaiting the decisions of a few high-profile recruits, especially on the defensive line.
Currently, Arizona State has verbal commitments from 24 recruits and has signed one recruit in JUCO defensive end Edmond Boateng. The Sun Devils have 26 scholarships to give out for the class of 2014, so if Dayries has been offered a scholarship, Arizona State's recruiting class would be full for the time being.
The Sun Devils are targeting two-way line prospect Kammy Delp who de-committed from Arizona State but is still considering a commitment. Delp, a 3-star recruit, will visit Oregon State this weekend and it appears as though his decision will come down to Signing Day.
Arizona State has also staked interest in Dalvon Stuckey, the No. 12 JUCO recruit in the country. Stuckey stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 305 pounds and lists offers from Alabama, Texas and Miami on his Rivals.com profile. Stuckey's profile has also been updated this week to include a scheduled official visit to Arizona State this weekend.
If Arizona State can land Stuckey or Delp, it is highly unlikely that the Sun Devils will sign Dayries on National Signing Day because they will have reached their maximum allotment of scholarships for this class. However, Dayries' Twitter account makes it appear certain that he will be playing in Tempe next season, so Arizona State might have leverage here and be able to reach a mutual agreement for Dayries to grayshirt.
Dayries made an official visit to Tempe over the weekend and likely worked out the details of his recruitment with the Sun Devil coaching staff. Though it is unlikely that Dayries left with a scholarship offer, the coaching staff could have promised Dayries the opportunity to sign if Arizona State has an extra spot left in its class come Signing Day.
Arizona State has received one verbal commitment at the defensive tackle position for the class of 2014 and that comes from California native Tashon Smallwood. Smallwood visited Fresno State over the weekend and while his Rivals.com profile lists him as a solid verbal commit, his Scout.com profile lists him as a soft verbal.