Top JC DE commits to Arizona State

Arizona State's defensive line, already bolstered by the return of Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Will Sutton, got some more good news Friday with the commitment of Dodge City (Kan.) Community College defensive end Marcus Hardison, the No. 5 player in the ESPN Junior College 100.

Hardison, 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, chose the Sun Devils over Kansas State, West Virginia, Washington, South Florida and Auburn, but he also had offers from programs such as Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and TCU.

Hardison became the 25th known commitment for the Sun Devils, and the eighth junior-college pledge. He's the third defensive end commitment to go along with four-star Garrett Marino (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo), the No. 31 defensive end overall, and Kisima Jagne (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler).