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ASU Football: Ninth Spring Practice Notebook

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Notebook from Friday’s practice.

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona State Sun Devils returned to Sun Devil Stadium to conduct their ninth practice session of the spring Friday morning. Players participated in stretches, ball security and tempo drills and individual-releases in front of media.

Attire: Pads

Previous Practice: Wednesday, March 29 (VIDEO and recap)

Next Practice: Monday, April 3

Music: Crank That [Soulja Boy] (Soulja Boy), 100 (KB)

Spring Stretch Music Playlist:

Speaking Today: Offensive coordinator Billy Napier


Report

Personnel

Spring Green

Kalen Ballage (RB) - Limited, participated in individual drills.

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

Malik Lawal (LB) - Limited, participated in individual drills.

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

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

Injury Report

Jalen Bates (DL) - OUT, did not participate in individual drills.

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

Eno Benjamin (RB) - Limited, stood on side during individual drills.

Terrell Chatman (WR) - OUT, did not participate in individual drills.

N’Keal Harry (WR) - OUT, did not participate in individual drills.

Drew McIntyre (LB) - OUT, did not participate in individual drills. (Arm was in sling.)

Armand Perry (S) - OUT for spring (surgery), per Graham. Has not participated in spring practices.

Christian Sam (LB) - Limited, did not participate in individual drills.

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

Dasmond Tautalatasi (S) - OUT, did not participate in individual drills.

Brady White (QB) - OUT for spring (foot), per Graham. (Has thrown from stationary position throughout spring.)

Individual Drills

First-Team Offense:

QB: Manny Wilkins

RB: Demario Richard

WR: John Humphrey, Jalen Harvey, Kyle Williams

TE: Jay Jay Wilson

OL: Cohl Cabral (LT), Sam Jones (LG), Tyler McClure (C), Steven Miller (RG), Quinn Bailey (RT)

Second-Team Offense

QB: Blake Barnett

RB: Nick Ralston

WR: Ryan Newsome, Jack Smith, Trent Gilbert

TE: Tommy Hudson

OL: Mason Walter (LT), Connor Humphreys (LG), A.J. McCollum (C), Alex Losoya (RG), Zach Robertson (RT)

First-Team Defense

DL: Koron Crump (DEVIL), Jordan Hoyt (NT), Tashon Smallwood (DT), JoJo Wicker (DE)

LB: DJ Calhoun, Khaylan Thomas

DB: Kareem Orr, Chase Lucas, J’Marcus Rhodes (SPUR), Chad Adams, Ty Thomas

Second-Team Defense

DL: Alani Latu, Renell Wren, George Lea, DJ Davidson

LB: Parker Higgins, Deion Guignard

DB: Maurice Chandler, Jalen Russell, Jeremy Smith, Owen Rodgers, Frank Darby (SPUR)

Quarterback Battle Update

There’s not a ton of new information to report on the quarterback front, but we have seen some patterns emerge as we edge closer to the annual spring game April 15th. Manny Wilkins and Blake Barnett are still the only two participating in tempo drills, while Bryce Perkins, Brady White and Dillon Sterling-Cole remain in individual passing drills.

Wilkins still looks like the leader, both in short to mid-range accuracy and leadership skills. He has struggled downfield, often requiring a lengthy throwing motion to create the power he needs, which could cost him half a second or so in the pocket. He does seem to be the most balanced performer on the depth chart, however.

Max’s Clubhouse leader: Manny Wilkins

Notes

  • ASU Athletics vice president Ray Anderson was in attendance at Friday’s session.
  • QB Brady White remained limited in throwing drills, often staying stagnant in his footwork out of the pocket. His recovery process is something to monitor as we head into the final few spring sessions

VIDEO

Todd Graham

Billy Napier