N'Keal Harry committed to the Arizona State Sun Devils in a press conference at Chandler High School Monday.
Harry, a 6-foot-4, 215 pound wide receiver from Chandler High School, is widely concerned as Arizona's top recruit of the 2016 recruiting class. According to Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic, Harry's list of schools he considered included the Arizona Wildcats, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Washington Huskies, Oklahoma Sooners, USC Trojans and the Ole Miss Rebels.
In the presser, Harry cited ASU's offensive scheme with how slot receivers can succeed and his relationship with current quarterback Bryce Perkins as major factors to his decision in committing to ASU.
Rivals.com ranks Harry as the No. 2 receiver in the nation and No. 54 overall, while Scout.com projects him as just the No. 28 receiver in the country and No. 153 overall. ESPN.com lists him as first in the state, No. 4 in his position and No. 54 overall.
Harry's commitment to Arizona State gives the Sun Devils 13 known commitments for their 2016 recruiting class, and is ASU's biggest pickup of this current class so far. He is the third receiver to pledge to the Sun Devils this year, joining three-star recruits Kyle Williams and Jeremy Smith.
There's a chance Harry's commitment creates a large chain reaction that could lead more prominent local recruits to ASU. According to Obert, Harry and Scottsdale Saguaro cornerback/receiver Byron Murphy, a four-star prospect, once called each other a "package deal" and Murphy is expected to announce his decision soon.
Chase Lucas, a four-star athlete who is Harry's teammate at Chandler, is expected to make his announcement next week and could follow Harry to ASU.
Chase Lucas tells me he will make his commitment announcement next Monday also at Chandler HS.— SunDevilSource.com (@SunDevilSource) November 2, 2015
Left to right Scout300 four-star recruits Byron Murphy, N'Keal Harry and Chase Lucas. Very close friends. pic.twitter.com/Rk7yjY50SM— SunDevilSource.com (@SunDevilSource) November 2, 2015
Harry is the Sun Devils' biggest in-state commitment since ASU secured D.J. Foster during the 2012 recruiting class. Since adding Foster, the Sun Devils have had trouble recruiting Arizona's top prospects in recent years, losing Kyle Allen in 2013 and Christian Kirk in 2014, who are both now playing at Texas A&M.