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ASU Football: Sun Devils add Prentice Gill to coaching staff

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A day after Rob Likens, Donnie Yantis, and Charlie Fisher not being retained, Arizona State and head coach Herm Edwards made an addition to his offensive regime.

The Sun Devils are bringing in former Oregon offensive analyst Prentice Gill to Tempe. His position has yet to be named, but it’s plausible that he becomes the program’s new wide receivers coach.

Gill is originally from Los Angeles and played his high school football in Southern California. At ASU, he will look to add to the Sun Devils’ already flourishing recruiting base in the southern part of the Golden State.

According to 247Sports, Gill has already been active in recruiting and he is expected to be out of Arizona from now until Dec. 14 in search of some of the top wideouts that California has to offer.

As for Gill’s resume, he started small, working at Long Beach Community College and Los Angeles Harbor CC before moving onto the Division I level to be a defensive grad assistant up north at San Jose State.

He later ended up back down south with the USC Trojans as an offensive graduate assistant. After that, he was up in Eugene, and he has now joined Edwards staff with the Sun Devils.

As a player, Gill played his college ball at Old Dominion for two years. He hauled in 83 receptions, 1,277 yards, and 12 touchdowns.

ASU has senior wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Kyle Williams exiting the program in their final seasons, but Gill will have other talented wideouts to work with.

Among them are current freshmen Jordan Kerley and Ricky Pearsall Jr. Incoming four-star wide receiver Chad Johnson Jr. is also another key piece to work with, and he currently attends Gill’s high school alma mater at Cathedral.

For more coaching and recruiting news as ASU gets ready for its upcoming bowl game, follow along with us at the site, and follow our twitter account. We will provide updates as the Sun Devils other vacant offensive coaching positions get filled.

And as a reminder, National Early Signing Day for college football is just around the corner on Dec. 18.