Scout's Take: Joseph Wicker to Arizona State Sun Devils

Like OU's Charles Tapper, ESPN 300 recruit Joseph Wicker can play anywhere on the defensive line. Icon Sportswire, Getty Images

Arizona State might have lost a battle with UCLA for ESPN 300 wide receiver Cordell Broadus earlier Wednesday, but the Sun Devils capped their signing day with a nice addition in ESPN 300 defensive tackle Joseph Wicker.

The nation’s No. 172 overall prospect committed to Arizona State over Texas Tech and UCLA, among a number of other offers. This was a battle that came down to the wire, with the Bruins looking as though they held the lead for some time.

Commitment impact: Arizona State did a great job in Southern California in this class, with four ESPN 300 prospects from the area, as Wicker joins quarterback Brady White, cornerback Stanley Norman and guard Zach Robertson. The Sun Devils will certainly enjoy adding an elite defensive lineman to this class, as Wicker will join defensive end Jalen Bates and defensive tackle George Lea.

Wicker originally committed to Washington as a junior, but he eventually opened up his recruitment after former coach Steve Sarkisian left for USC. Offers poured in after a terrific start to his senior season, when he tallied eight sacks over his first two games. Capable of moving around along the defensive line, Wicker has an opportunity to see the field early at Arizona State, joining ESPN 300 signee Tashon Smallwood from the 2014 class as the possible future cornerstones of the defensive line.

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