It was the fourth day of spring practice for the Sun Devils. There was a really strong turnout, which was impressive considering that ASU hoops had a home game across the street.
Last practice: Friday, February 8
Next practice: Tuesday, February 12
Linebacker Tyler Johnson, wide receiver Ryan Newsome, linebacker Reggie Hughes, defensive lineman D.J. Davidson and linebacker Stanley Lambert all did not participate in practice due to injuries. Head coach Herm Edwards mentioned that sixth-year senior safety Tyler Whiley is progressing coming off a torn ACL suffered in a scrimmage last August. Corner back Chase Lucas remains out due to personal matters.
What went on
There was a strong fan and recruit attendance at Saturday night’s bubble practice. Incoming freshman Jordan Clark was in attendance, but won’t be with the team until the summer.
Special teams were a major point of emphasis throughout practice as ASU showed off their new punter, redshirt sophomore Michael Turk. Senior Brandon Aiyuk and sophomore Aashari Crosswell each were returning punts during the drills.
Freshmen quarterbacks Jayden Daniels and Ethan Long each received the majority of the reps in what wasn’t the best performance from the Sun Devil offensive players. Sophomore linebacker Darien Butler was in the back field for the majority of practice as he was a disrupter throughout.
Long started off fairly well as he found redshirt freshman wide receiver Geordon Porter early and often. He primarily worked with the first-team offensive line which helped give him time to find senior wide receiver Kyle Williams, and sophomore running back A.J. Carter was used as a slot receiver.
Daniels was consistently engulfed by the ASU defense and showed his ability to run. However, he rarely had enough time to set his feet and make throws to his receivers. His best play was when he found redshirt freshman Angel Ruiz for a big gain over Darien Cornay.
Crosswell intercepted Long in the final play of 11-on-11s to end practice.
QB: Jayden Daniels/Ethan Long
RB: Eno Benjamin/Isaiah Floyd
WR: Brandon Aiyuk, Kyle Williams, Frank Darby
TE: Tommy Hudson
OL: Zach Robertson (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Roy Hemsley (RG), Steven Miller (RT)
DL: Shannon Forman, Jermayne Lole, George Lea
LB: Darien Butler, Merlin Robertson, Khaylan Kearse-Thomas
CB: Timarcus Davis, Kobe Williams
Tillman: Evan Fields
S: Aashari Crosswell, Cam Phillips
QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole/Joey Yellan
RB: A.J. Carter, Paul Lucas
WR: Geordon Porter, C.J. Jarmon, Angel Ruiz
TE: Jared Bubak, Curtis Hodges
OL: Ralph Frias (LT), Dohnovan West (LG), Jarrett Bell (C), Cade Cote (RG), Spencer Lovell (RT)
DL: Michael Matus, Corey Stephens
LB: Kyle Soelle, Case Hatch
CB: Terin Adams, Darien Cornay
Tillman: Ely Doyle
S: Langston Frederick, K.J. Jarrell