The big news for Arizona State was getting word from linebacker Chans Cox (Lakeside, Ariz./Blue Ridge). Cox (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) -- the No. 5 player in Arizona -- at one point had eliminated the Sun Devils but new coach Todd Graham and his staff were able to win him over in the end. Cox had offers from USC, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Nebraska and Washington, among others. He also could play fullback.
Cox became the Sun Devils' fourth commitment and second on Wednesday. The first was quarterback Josh Dobbs (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta). Dobbs passed for 3,113 yards and 31 touchdown passes in 11 games last year. He is the No. 19 quarterback in the country and No. 48 prospect in Georgia. If he signs, he would be the first Georgia product to be a Sun Devil this decade.
Dobbs picked the Sun Devils, however, only after Phoenix Brophy Prep quarterback Tyler Bruggman was won over by Mike Leach.
Bruggman, a four-star prospect and the highest rated of the Cougs' three overall commitments, is the No. 18 quarterback in the country and No. 2 overall prospect in Arizona. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder threw for 2,497 yards and 37 touchdowns with just two interceptions last year, leading his team to an 11-1 finish.