We are keeping tabs on the weekly performances of high school football players who have committed to Arizona State’s 2019 recruiting class.
Ratings referenced below are the 247 Sports composite rankings.
Ethan Long: QB, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon
The Sun Devils’ first public commitment to the 2019 class won an overtime thriller on Friday, in the first week of the Oregon high school football season. Long led West Linn to a 47-41 win over Central Catholic High School, the No 1. team in the state, throwing four touchdowns and 339 yards.
Joey Yellen: QB, Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, California
According to ESPN, Yellen is the No. 7 pocket-passing prospect of 2019. That was on full display Friday, as Yellen threw for 371 yards, leading Mission Viejo to a 30-20 victory over Santa Margarita. The four-star prospect’s team is now 2-0 on the season.
The local guys
Connor Soelle: LB, Saguaro High School, Scottsdale
The Sun Devils only signed one in-state player in 2018. Herm Edwards wants to change that this year. Soelle will help him do it. The three-star linebacker made plays on both sides of the ball for Saguaro against La Mesa Helix of California. Soelle flew from sideline to sideline, racking up 13 tackles, as Saguaro won 28-21. He also had 76 yards from scrimmage and was named MVP of the game.
Andre Johnson: WR, Tolleson High School, Tolleson
The 6-foot-4 Johnson was the lone bright spot for Tolleson in Week 3 of the Arizona high school football season. During his team’s 63-17 loss to Brophy, Johnson caught six passes for 112 yards. He also intercepted a pass from Brophy quarterback Jalen Kitna.
Ricky Pearsall Jr.: WR, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe
A three-star recruit, Pearsall Jr. has big-play capabilities and underrated size, but his hands are what landed him an offer from ASU. Pearsall Jr. caught 11 passes in Corona del Sol’s 35-20 loss to Chandler Basha on Friday. It’s been a tough start to the season for 1-2 Corona del Sol, but he has 25 catches in three games.
Keep an eye on
Behind offensive lineman Roman DeWys, Chandler Basha is now 3-0 on the season.
The Texas imports
Ty DeArman: ATH, James Bowie High School, Arlington, Texas
DeArman, is the 79th best “athlete,” according to 247 Sports. But the two-way prospect appears to be transitioning into a full-time strong safety. In Bowie’s 25-7 Week 1 win against Marcus High of Flower Mound, Texas, DeArman led his team with 13 tackles.
Jordan Kerley: WR, McNeil High School, Austin, Texas
If Edwards decides he wants the physical DeArman to play defense for the Sun Devils, he’ll still have a couple of pass catchers from Texas, a state rich with high school football tradition, to count on in this recruiting class. One of them is Kerley, who had 143 receiving yards and a touchdown in McNeil’s heartbreaking opening-week loss to Del Valle High.
Nolan Matthews: TE, Reedy High School, Frisco, Texas
Matthews, a 6-foot-4 tight end, will also be an option. His team, Frisco Reedy won its opener 46-14 on Friday over Plano West High in which Reedy had two catches for 17 yards.
Keep an eye on
Offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson of Waxahachie High School in Texas helped his team beat Ennis High 54-32 in Week 1.
Other out-of-state guys
David Heckard: DE, Las Vegas Faith Lutheran High, Las Vegas
Faith Lutheran beat Bakersfield Christian of California 42-28 on Friday. Next, Heckard’s team will host Chandler.
Ben Scott: OL, St. Louis High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
The three-star lineman’s team, St. Louis, is off to a 2-0 start, playing under the bright lights of Aloha Stadium. According to USA Today, St. Louis is the No. 11-ranked high school team in the country.
Statistics according to the Oregonian, the Orange County Register, Dallas News and the Austin American-Statesman.