As mentioned before when talking about ASU commit, Caleb Banks , it is no secret that Herm Edwards is busy scouring the country from coast to coast, top to bottom looking for the next “ManDrake.” Edwards told Jim Rome last week on the Jim Rome show, “We are getting close. We are a very young. The staff has really done a great job of really defining our DNA and going and searching for players who meet that.”
Even this pandemic hasn’t slowed down ASU’s recruiting efforts. The actual recruiting might look a little different right now, but at the heart of the process is still the same: get to know the recruits and their DNA and let them see what Sun Devil football is all about. With everything moving to 100% virtual, it’s given the prospects another way to see the school and get to know the coaches. The days of only calls and texting are gone. It is all about face-time, zoom and Skype now.
The latest to commit to be a Sun Devil is a three-star tight end out of Wisconsin, Garrett Gillette. The tight end announced on Sunday via twitter that he will be taking his talents to the Grand Canyon State to play in Tempe for Herm Edwards. Gillette is a 6-foot-5 tight end from Mukwonago High School in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. According to 247Sports he is is the 57th best tight end in the nation and No. 8 ranked prospect out of Wisconsin and if he does sign and enroll into the program, he will become the first scholarship player on ASU’s roster since 2016 to be from the sate of Wisconsin. Again, another sign of the hard push Edwards and his staff are making to really check off every box and school in the nation from coast to coast.