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ASU Football: Sun Devils pick up commitment from Malik Lawal

The outside linebacker from Temecula California, pulled the trigger on committed to Arizona State Wednesday afternoon.

Christian Petersen

The Arizona State Sun Devils have picked up their eighth commitment for the class of 2015 as outside linebacker Malik Lawal has pledged to the Sun Devils according to his twitter.

Lawal, out of Temecula, California, is rated as a three-star prospect according to ESPN and the No. 63 outside linebacker in the nation. He is rated as the No. 76 player in the state of California by ESPN. Rivals ranks Lawal as a three-star prospect as well and the No, 77 player in the state of California.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Lawal held offers from California, San Jose State, Utah, Utah State and Washington State. He has also visited both UCLA and USC, despite not having official scholarship offers from those programs. Arizona and Stanford also had interest in the prospect according to reports.

Lawal is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered a few months ago, after his surgery, the Arizona State coaching staff sent him the picture below on Twitter that earned major points with Lawal and his coach.

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Photo Courtesy @Coach_Ramer Twitter

Once again, all commitments made by recruits at this stage are strictly verbal and none binding until the prospect signs on the dotted line in February.

Here are Lawal's junior year highlights from hudl.