Lea remains one of the members of ASU's 2015 recruiting class, but the New Orleans product committed to the Sun Devils in November, signed his letter of intent in December and after graduating high school early, is now enrolled in classes in Tempe.
Lea gains the advantage of coming in early and being able to participate in spring practice, a benefit that 2014 true freshman D.J. Calhoun took advantage of. While not a linebacker like Calhoun, the 6'3", 260 pounder is ranked as the No. 40 defensive tackle prospect by Rivals and No. 49 at his position by ESPN.
Lea played for Landry-Walker High School in New Orleans, and the fast-paced defensive scheme that Lea played in there will aid him in transitioning into Todd Graham's quick-strike defense.
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