On Tuesday, Dominique Harrison became the most recent addition to the Sun Devil family. Harrison’s announcement of his decision to attend ASU made him the first player to commit for the 2018 class.
The 6-foot tall, 180-pound cornerback out of Blinn College in Texas took a visit to Arizona State in February. Since then, he stated that he knew he wanted to be a Sun Devil. When he visited Tempe, he was also considering taking official visits to other schools such as Colorado, Iowa State, and West Virginia, but ultimately decided he only needed to take the trip to Tempe.
— DHarrison ☝️ (@Domharrison4) May 17, 2017
As a redshirt freshman, Harrison led Blinn College with four interceptions in the 2016 season, along with 10 pass break ups and and 23 tackles. Harrison did not even have a starting roll until the fifth game of the season, showing that he worked hard each day on the field to improve.
Harrison considered signing with ASU last year as a four year player with the opportunity to play for three, but ultimately decided to return to Blinn for another season. Harrison will graduate with his associates degree in December and will have three years to play two at Arizona State.
History shows that Tempe has been a hot spot for some of the top junior college recruits in the nation. In recent years, there has been a decrease in the junior college recruits choosing ASU. With the first commitment coming from a junior college prospect, this may be a good sign for the Sun Devils.
Although some may argue that junior college additions can hurt the Sun Devils since they have less time to play, it can also be argued that they are more likely to have an immediate impact on the field. Their presence and experience playing at a higher level increases the competition for the starting position.
Harrison is looking to help the Sun Devils in the area where they seem to be lacking the most; defense. He will likely arrive at Arizona State in the spring of 2018.