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ASU Football: Three Star 2021 Recruit Eric Gentry Announce’s Early Enrollment

Due to the pandemic, Eric Gentry will early enroll at ASU.
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2021 three-star recruit Eric Gentry announced his decision to enroll early into ASU, late Monday afternoon. Gentry initially committed to joining Herm Edwards and the Sun Devils back in July. He chose Arizona State over numerous other programs such as Oregon and Washington. The defensive end from Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, PA, announced his decision over Twitter.

The tweet came just two hours after the Philadelphia Catholic League canceled their fall sports schedule. Gentry is considered the 16th best recruit overall from Pennsylvania. With many other high schools across the country canceling or postponing their own sports schedules due to COVID-19 and the possibility of football still being played in the spring, this has been becoming a trend with schools like Ohio State and could spread to all programs needing to juggle having top recruits coming in early.

Gentry will be another defensive end in what is becoming core unit for the Sun Devils, with the majority being freshmen headed into the suspended 2020 campaign. The line is headlined by redshirt junior Tyler Johnson and redshirt freshman Stephon Wright. The D-line was great at containing the run last year, only allowing an average of 125.1 yards a game for third-best in the Pac-12. 

It will be a waiting game to see if the additions in this year's recruiting period will give improvement to the team.