Arizona State secured its ninth 2019 commitment Monday night as offensive lineman Joey Capra made it official with an announcement on Twitter:
I am Honored to say that I have verbally committed to Arizona State University! Thank you Coach Christensen and the rest of the ASU Coaching Staff for this amazing opportunity!! @Koach_C @KevinMawae @CharlieRenfree @HermEdwards #FORKSUP pic.twitter.com/uENjunwvR4— Joey Capra (@JoeyCapra) July 3, 2018
As a junior at Placer High School, Capra played mostly at offensive guard but also took snaps on the defensive line. The 6-foot-4, 272-pound Capra is ranked 43rd among all offensive guards and 99th among California recruits, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Capra posted about his official visit to Tempe on June 5, writing afterwards: “Thank you Arizona State Football for the amazing Official Visit! Your hospitality made me feel right at home! I can’t wait to visit again!”
Thank you Arizona State Football for the amazing Official Visit! Your hospitality made me feel right at home! I can’t wait to visit again! #ForksUp @Koach_C @KevinMawae @CharlieRenfree @HermEdwards pic.twitter.com/HY8kRVWGto— Joey Capra (@JoeyCapra) June 6, 2018
The Capra family is no stranger to the Pac-12. Capra’s brother, Johnny, is projected to be the starting left guard for Utah during his junior season and his other brother, Jacob, a redshirt sophomore, played six games along Oregon’s offensive line last season.
They, too, were both three-star recruits.
During his time with the media a few weeks ago, ASU’s Director of Player Personnel said that the new regime in Tempe are “big proponents” of kids playing multiple sports.
Capra, who competed in the shot put and discus events, joins fellow ASU 2019 commits receiver Andre Johnson and offensive lineman Roman DeWys as future Sun Devils who competed on their high school’s track and field team (DeWys is also apart of the wrestling team).
Along with those two, the California native is joining a nine-man class that consists of quarterback Ethan Long, quarterback Joey Yellen, athlete Ty DeArman, wide receiver Ricky Pearsall Jr, linebacker Connor Soelle and offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson.
Here are Capra’s highlights: