Arizona State made Texas a focal point on the recruiting track, and that success continued with the Sun Devils’ latest commitment. Aledo (Texas) three-star top defenseman Chris Johnson announced his promise on Tuesday evening.
Johnson narrowed his list of suitors to six before making his decision. Arkansas, Louisville, Oregon, EMS And Utah were also there, but Kenny Dilligam and the staff sold the state champion defender when he moved to Tempe.
“(My) relationship with the coaches and their commitment to me throughout my recruiting,” Johnson told Rivals.com of what helped the Sun Devils win for his promise.
Sun Devils Helpers Samples of Ra’Shaad And Bryan Carrington have deep ties and connections to the Lone Star State, which significantly reports this cycle. In addition to Johnson, Arizona State has added commitments from five other Texans so far, headlined by the four-star corner Tony Louis Nkuba.
Johnson played a key role in Aledo’s victory at the 5A DI State Championship last fall. He features an ideal height at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds with good length in high school. Additionally, he brings higher-level bloodlines to the table as his father played collegiately at Louisville.
“Definitely my confidence and my physique,” Johnson said of the best part of his game. “You can bet I bring my 100 percent every day and my physique every day.”
The Sun Devils’ most recent engagement made 30 tackles, grabbed a pair of interceptions and even forced two fumbles as a junior. The opportunity to play and contribute early was one of the compelling selling points that ultimately led to Arizona State winning in a competition
Johnson saw his experiences playing on the biggest stages in Texas pay off when he embarked on his college career. He is determined to make a big impact and win at Arizona State.
“I feel like my leadership will prevail in big game situations,” Johnson said.