A year ago, the Arizona State coaching staff was still scrambling. Todd Graham was less than two months in to his tenure as the Sun Devils' new football coach, and National Signing Day was imminent. Graham and his still-incomplete staff were working with very little time to assemble their first recruiting class.
A year later, ASU has made significant strides in recruiting, putting together a strong 2013 class without the added pressures of settling into a new school.
"You're putting together a class, not really trying to salvage one," recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach Chip Long said. "It's been completely different, too, because weve got a full staff now. A lot of times last year, it was just a few guys at times."
ASU's 2012 recruiting class actually proved rather strong considering the circumstances. Local running back D.J. Foster highlighted the class, and defensive lineman Jaxon Hood wasn't far behind, as both earned freshman A...