Arizona State University recently added two more to their 2017 football roster. DeMonte King and Kobe Williams, teammates at Long Beach City College in California, officially became Sun Devils over the weekend. Both committed to Arizona State while visiting the school together. The signings were announced hours before the 2017 spring game for the Sun Devils.
King was a safety at Montana State for two years before dropping back to junior college. He will have two years of eligibility and will play one of ASU’s three safety positions. The 6-foot-1, 195 pound defensive player played at Los Alamitos High School in California with another 2017 Sun Devil Signee. Darien Cornay, a defensive back, is familiar with King’s style of play.
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King was in contact with schools like Boise State, Cal, Nevada, Oregon State, UNLV, and Washington State. However, Arizona State was was the first to believe fully in King’s potential, stepping up and offering him a full scholarship. King recorded 19 tackles in seven games at LBCC.
Williams, a cornerback on LBCC, was the youngest on the roster last year. He didn’t turn 18 until November 16. At 5-foot9, 175 pounds, his size is likely a reason he struggled to be recruited out of Poly High School in California. Williams will have four years to play three seasons at ASU.
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Williams was in contact with schools like ASU, Memphis, Nevada, and San Jose. However, he really was fond of both the athletics and academics at Arizona State. Williams recorded 21 tackles and one interception in his 11 games at LBCC.
Both King and Williams are expected to arrive in Tempe on June 14, 2017 and will have immediate eligibility to contribute on the field. Their additions bring the total number of defensive back recruits the Sun Devils’ 2017 class to eight.