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ASU Football: Spring Practice No. 5 Notebook

Report from Wednesday’s practice session.

Photo taken by Nick Ramirez

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona State Sun Devils participated in their fifth spring practice of the year Wednesday morning at the Kajikawa Practice Fields. Players stretched before working through ball security, tempo, and individual drills in front of media in a session. The practice marked the third time this year players wore full pads.

Attire: Pads (Third time this spring.)

Previous Practice: Monday, March 20; VIDEOSpring Practice Stream Link

Next Practice: Friday, March 24 (Closed session. Todd Graham will be available afterwards. Practices are not open to public.)

Music: The Humpty Dance (Digital Underground), Let Me Clear My Throat (DJ Kool)

Podium Speakers (Video will accompany bottom of post later.): QBs, Offensive coordinator Billy Napier



Spring Green

Marcus Ball (S) - Limited, participated in individual drills.

Cade Cote (OL) - Limited, participated in individual drills.

Kareem Orr (CB) - Limited, participated in tempo and individual drills.

Bryce Perkins (QB) - Limited, participated in individual drills.

Dasmond Tautalatasi (S) - Limited, participated in individual drills.


Jalen Bates (DL) - Limited, participated in individual drills.

Eno Benjamin (RB) - Limited, participated in individual drills.

Chase Lucas (CB) - did not participate in individual drills.

Drew Macintyre (LB) - Limited, participated in individual drills. (Arm was no longer in sling.)

Cameron Smith (WR) - did not participate in individual drills.

Jay Jay Wilson (TE) - Limited, participated in individual drills

First-Team Offense

QB: Manny Wilkins
RB: Kalen Ballage
WR: Jalen Harvey, John Humphrey, Ryan Jenkins
TE: Tommy Hudson
OL: Cohl Cabral (LT), Sam Jones (LG), A.J. McCollum (C), Steven Miller (RG), Quinn Bailey (RT)

Second-Team Offense

QB: Blake Barnett
RB: Nick Ralston
WR: Terrell Chatman, Ryan Newsome, Kyle Williams
TE: Jared Bubak
OL: Mason Walter (LT), Connor Humphreys (LG), A.J. McCollum (C), Brock Corbin (RG), Zach Robertson (RT)

First-Team Defense

DL: Jordan Hoyt, Tashon Smallwood, JoJo Wicker, Koron Crump
LB: DJ Calhoun, Christian Sam
DB: Kareem Orr, Chad Adams, Ty Thomas, Maurice Chandler, Frank Darby


Returned to Practice

  • J’Marcus Rhodes (DB) — was not spotted at practice today. He was fully suited Monday, sporting a helmet without pads, and had not participated in drills.
  • Zach Robertson (OL) — participated in drills for the first time this spring on Wednesday, after not participating in drills on Monday. Repped with second unit.

Updating the QB Battle

There will be plenty of video later up in a bit, but I’ll save you time — Manny Wilkins is looking more and more each day like he’s going to be the leader entering summer. That hasn’t changed through five practices. Blake Barnett is still behind, and hasn’t looked as comfortable.

But remember, everyone — this is spring. It’s not even April yet. Relax, and know Wilkins has looked very comfortable thus far.

Kaelen’s Clubhouse Leader/If the season started today, I’d say: Manny Wilkins.


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Todd Graham, HC

Billy Napier, OC