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National Signing Day 2012: ASU Lands DL Jaxon Hood, Local 3-Star Recruit

Despite a long and drawn out coaching change that threatened to hurt the ASU Sun Devil recruiting class of 2012, new head coach Todd Graham is making a name for himself with the local star football players. On today, Signing Day 2012, one recruit that ASU has landed is Chandler Hamilton defensive lineman Jaxon Hood, as the Arizona Republic is reporting.

He previously had made a soft verbal commitment with Boston College.

Over at ASU team blog House of Sparky, he is described like this:

At 6'0" and 280 pounds, Hood was an exceedingly disruptive force along the defensive line for Hamilton. He registered 13 sacks and 32.5 quarterback hurries, as well as making 102 total tackles.

ASU will be moving from a base 4-3 scheme to a 3-3-5/3-4 scheme, and will be in need of different types of defensive linemen, most notably a stalwart nose tackle. The Sun Devils already secured a commitment from Mike Pennel, and Hood's commitment helps to solidify a position that ASU's returning roster was lacking.

Here are some highlights from Hood while at Chandler Hamilton:

There are many more decisions coming. We will keep you posted.