With the Dec. 19 early signing day approaching, Arizona State is hopeful to get Phoenix Desert Vista defensive lineman Brett Johnson to flip his California commitment.
Johnson (6-5, 280), regarded as one of the top two 2019 defensive linemen in Arizona, committed to Cal in April.
But ASU coach Herm Edwards and his staff are in pursuit of Johnson, a top heavyweight wrestler, who had 64 tackles and 10 ½ sacks this past season.
Johnson visited ASU over the weekend.
I happened to run into him before the 6A state football championship game Saturday when I rode up the Sun Devil Stadium elevator with him and Desert Vista defensive line coach Derek Kennard Jr.
More than 50 seniors in Arizona have committed to Division I colleges for football. It remains to be seen how many will sign on Dec. 19 or wait until the traditional February National Signing Day.