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Chris Young goes from junior college to one of ASU's best weapons

The addition of Chris Young to the Arizona State Sun Devils didn't get much hoopla, but the transfer from Arizona Western College is making noise through four games as a starting spur, a hybrid linebacker and safety in Todd Graham's defense.

House of Sparky caught up with the 6'2, 220 pounder, who has 32 tackles on the year and 8.5 tackles for loss, which is second on the Pac-12. Young says that once he's grasped the spur position, a spot where players thrive by roaming the field, it's all come together for him.

"You just have to be able to make plays when given the opportunity. It's a pretty physical and fun position. Once you get the hang of it, you just really enjoy playing it."

Of course, playing with the talent and passion of standouts like linebacker Brandon McGee and defensive tackle Will Sutton has made things easier for the junior transfer.

With the California Golden Bears on deck, Young said the key for the defense will be to pursue the ball while staying with the correct assignments on the field.