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After difficult journey, ASU's Lauderdale ready to make it big

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Eric Lauderdale never thought it would take this long, but he's finally playing football on a big-time college campus. He's confident it was worth the wait. After a difficult path that included personal tragedy, a stint at prep school and two years of junior college, Lauderdale has finally reached Division I at Arizona State. "I just told myself I wasn...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU's Kelly, Strong building connections on and off field

Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly and first-year receiver Jaelen Strong developed last season into one of the Pac-12's most dangerous offensive duos. They made highlight-reel plays and took ASU's high-powered offense to new heights. This year, expectations are even higher. They are another year older, wiser and more familiar with one another, and the offense is expected...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaelen Strong Scouting Report

Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State #21 Ht: 6’4″ Wt: 205 All of our scouting reports are available to our premium members. If you would like access to our 2015 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Overview: Strong has the potential to develop into an elite possession receiver. With just one year of experience at the D-I level, he’s still developing and needs to learn...
Via DraftAce
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Receiver Jefferson seizing spring opportunities

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Wide receiver Ellis Jefferson last fall positioned himself to start in his first year at Arizona State. He'd shown a penchant for making tough catches in traffic and made up for what he lacked in speed with impressive physicality. Then a minor groin strain derailed his impressive start, sidelining him through part of fall camp and ultimately leading to a redshirt...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Trojans have strong first class under Sarkisian

UCLA had made some inroads on USC for recruiting dominance in Southern California and the Pac-12 in recent years, finishing ahead of the Trojans each of the past two seasons. With a new coach in place, USC is back at the top of the heap in the Pac-12 and in its own backyard. Landing three of the highest-rated players who had yet to pick a school before signing day, USC coach Steve...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinal, Sun Devils face off in Pac-12 title game

Not long after Arizona State's late rally fell short in an early-season loss at Stanford, receiver Jaelen Strong said he hoped the Sun Devils would get another chance at the Cardinal in the Pac-12 Championship. He and the Sun Devils get their wish on Saturday night. In a rematch of a September game filled with huge momentum swings, No. 7 Stanford will face No. 11 Arizona State...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Sun Devils fired up for second shot at Stanford

TEMPE, Ariz. -- After Arizona State lost at Stanford 42-28 on Sept. 21, receiver Jaelen Strong made a guarantee: The Sun Devils would see Stanford again. Asked if he was sure, Strong responded confidently. "Yes, we will see them again," Strong reiterated. That pledge comes to fruition this week when No. 11 ASU hosts No. 7 Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game, and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Strong stays grounded amid great success

The wide receiver unit was one of the biggest weak spots on the Arizona State roster a year ago. Desperately needing a playmaker out wide, Todd Graham and Mike Norvell landed a recruit in the offseason that would completely change the outlook on the Sun Devils’ offense in 2013: Jaelen Strong.
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Strong showing glimpses of greatness

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Todd Graham looked down at the stat sheet after Saturday's bizarre, 32-30 win over No. 20 Wisconsin at Sun Devil Stadium. In just his second game in a Sun Devil uniform, receiver Jaelen Strong caught six passes for 104 yards, including three crucial catches in the fourth quarter to extend drives and help Arizona State rally to upset the Badgers. "Jaelen Strong...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Strong as advertised in ASU debut but wants more

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sometime during the fourth quarter of Arizona State's season-opening win over Sacramento State last Thursday, receiver Jaelen Strong sought out coach Todd Graham. Amid his first Division I game after transferring from junior college, Strong had a simple message for his new coach. "He stopped me on the sideline and said, 'Coach, I just want to thank you...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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