TEMPE, Ariz. -- National Signing Day got off to probably the worst start possible for Arizona State on Wednesday when committed Alpharetta, Ga., quarterback Joshua Dobbs flipped his pledge and signed a Letter of Intent with Tennessee.
Despite the loss, coach Todd Graham and his staff managed to bolster what turned out to be a recruiting class of 27 players, including 17 freshmen, with a few surprises and junior college players on Wednesday.
"I've got great confidence in the young men that we've brought here," Graham said. "I think the key in this recruiting class is about bringing in the right people."
Dobbs, one of just two four-star prospects ASU expected to sign, was certainly among the group Graham wanted to bring in. The Sun Devils landed Dobbs' commitment last June, but Tennessee made a hard push for him and may have offered a better chance to get on the field sooner.
The decommitment leaves ASU without a quarterback recruit in Graham's first two signing classes.