Sophomore OL Marshal Nathe -- a Peoria Centennial product -- medically retiring from ASU because of a back issue, per coach Herm Edwards.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) March 27, 2018
Nathe, who redshirted his freshman season, did not see action in 2017. In 2018 spring practice, he typically lined up on the second-team offensive line as a center and did so as late as Friday evening.
The former three-star recruit from Centennial High School (Peoria) ranked as the 37th offensive guard in the nation and the seventh best in the state, according to 247sports.com.
I will continue to support and love the ASU nation for the years to come. I appreciate Coach @HermEdwards and Coach Christensen with their support of my decision. Thank you for giving me a chance to pursue my football dream. Sun Devil for life. #Forksup https://t.co/VhluOCDzzL— Marshal Nathe (@_bubba78_) March 27, 2018
The loss of Nathe shouldn’t do too much damage to Arizona State’s revamped 2018 o-line that is waiting on transfers Casey Tucker (Stanford), Roy Hemsley (USC) and four-star Jarrett Bell for fall camp. Hemsley is eligible for the 2018 season pending graduation from USC this spring.
Cohl Cabral and Quinn Bailey are the lone returning starters who lined up on Tuesday’s offensive line.