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ASU Football: Malik Lawal signs with the Sun Devils

Malik Lawal had a special graphic sent to him by the ASU coaching staff

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Three-star outside linebacker commit Malik Lawal signed with ASU Wednesday, eight months after making his initial commitment to the Sun Devils.

Lawal, from Chaparral High School in Temecula, Calif., is rated as 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 tore his ACL months ago and after his surgery, the Arizona State coaching staff sent him the picture below on Twitter that earned major points with Lawal and his coach.


Photo Courtesy @Coach_Ramer Twitter

Here are Lawal's junior year highlights: