Arizona State has received their third verbal pledge for the 2019 class, with the most recent coming from a player who is deciding to “stay true to ASU”. Basha High School offensive tackle Roman DeWys announced he was offered by ASU on June 6th while at the school for the Maroon and Gold camp.
— Roman DeWys (@RomanDeWys) June 12, 2018
DeWys is a six-foot-five, 290 pound player who has incredible talent and athleticism. He also is a wrestler, and has good agility and strength. Although he has not been offered by a ton of schools, he is certainly a sleeper in the 2019 class with extreme capability to grow into an impact player.
As a player, he can be described as athletic, tough and aggressive. He has the ability to play tackle and fill in at guard, and it has been reported he is being recruited for every position on the offensive line. At Basha High School, most of his snaps have been played at center.
— Ralph Amsden (@ralphamsden) June 7, 2018
Local fans have strong opinions, for the most part, about staying true to ASU and representing their home state. For local diehards, DeWys’ commitment says everything about how he feels to have this opportunity and embrace the hometown hero mentality
In the last six days, he has visited the campus four times and has spend quite a bit of time with the coaching staff. He made his decision swiftly, pouncing on the offer to continue his career as a Sun Devil. When coach Dave Christensen extended an offer, DeWys referenced Arizona State as his dream school in a tweet.
Extremely blessed and excited to have received a full ride from my dream school @FootballASU @HermEdwards @Koach_C @CharlieRenfree thank you for making my dream a reality! 🔱⬆️ pic.twitter.com/FE6G1VONz5
— Roman DeWys (@RomanDeWys) June 8, 2018
Arizona State might have only been his second offer, but other schools all across the United States have taken notice of his skills. DeWys has noted a lot of schools have invited him out to camps, while others have told him they were waiting to offer until some film of his senior season is available. DeWys is peaking right on track for an offensive lineman, as recruitment usually heats up right before the beginning of their senior season.
At just 16 years old, he is one of the youngest seniors in the 2019 class. Devils Digest reported DeWys skipped a grade when he was in elementary school. He knows it will take a while to mature into a solid player, which is why he is planning to be there for five and a half years. He said he will graduate early and redshirt his freshman season.