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ASU Football: Depth chart released for USC

Who is starting heading into the season opener?

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Arizona State released its depth chart on Monday. We wanted to take a look at the key position battles that occurred in the offseason.

Right Tackle

Redshirt freshman Ben Scott appears to have won the battle versus LaDarius Henderson at the right tackle spot.

Henderson had more game experience following nine starts at the left tackle position last season. Scott was a consensus three-star recruit coming from St. Louis High School in Hawaii. He measures in at 6-foot-5, 300 pounds.

Running back/Wide Receiver

There’s plenty of freshmen co-starters heading into the opening game. At running back, DeaMonte “Chip” Trayanum is listed along with transfer Rachaad White. It’s also safe to assume Daniyel Ngata will get his own work as well.

Meanwhile, Johnny Wilson comes in with Geordon Porter at the Z receiver. At the H position, Ricky Pearsall and LV Bunkley-Shelton share starter designation.

Defensive end

The defense doesn’t have any real surprises. The players who have started for the past year or two have returned to their spots. Outside of linebacker Kyle Soelle, the only true new starter is defensive end Michael Matus.

Matus earns the nod over Tyler Johnson and Amiri Johnson, who by an athletic standpoint, might appear to be better pass rushers in the long run. However, Matus seems to be a guy that generally does all the small things correctly.

Full depth chart here: