While some complain, 2017 ASU pledge works

Loren Mondy, 14, will begin his freshman season at Mansfield (Texas) Lake Ridge this fall. He is already committed to Arizona State. Courtesy of Michael Mondy

Whether fairly or unfairly, Loren Mondy (Mansfield, Texas/Lake Ridge) has been thrown into arguably the most taboo discussion in college football recruiting.

Ten days ago, Mondy gave the Arizona State coaching staff his verbal commitment. Not a problem if he’s an incoming senior. Not too much of a big deal for an incoming junior.

Mondy, however, is a 14-year-old defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid who just finished his eighth-grade year at Danny Jones Middle School in Mansfield.