Arizona State had an incredibly productive weekend pitching the new-look program under Kenny Dillingham to immediate-impact transfers. Between Saturday and Sunday, the Sun Devils secured four transfer commitments — two of them on the defensive side of the football, one on offense, and another on special teams.

Former USC safety Xavion Alford announced his commitment on Sunday, giving ASU some much-needed depth at safety. Alford will need a waiver, though, as he signed with Texas out of the 2020 class and then transferred to USC the following offseason.

He played four games as a freshman in 2020, then played in 11 games for the Trojans in 2021. Alford missed the entire 2022 season after surgery to, as coach Lincoln Riley put it, “get a couple of things cleaned up.” Alford still has a redshirt available, and could even apply for a medical waiver later down the line to get the 2022 year back.

During the 2021 campaign, Alford saw significant playing time at strong safety and on special teams. In 11 games (two starts), he made 31 tackles, a team-best three interceptions, and had three other pass breakups. The Sun Devils are losing starting safety Khoury Bethley but return senior starter Chris Edmonds and junior Jordan Clark. Clark figures to be in line to start at nickel in DC Brian Ward’s 4-2-5, and if so, Alford could push for a starting spot opposite Edmonds right away.

Alford will be joined in Tempe by a former Texas teammate as well. Former Texas wideout Troy Omeire announced his commitment to Arizona State shortly after Alford. Omeire spent three years in Austin, appearing in only four games after fall camp injuries took away his 2020 and 2021 seasons.

A 6-foot-3 wideout, Omeire is looking for a fresh start at ASU. He caught just one pass for 9 yards at Texas.

He was a 4-star recruit and a top-250 prospect out of the 2020 class, though, and could spend up to four years at ASU with a medical waiver.

Dillingham also beefed up the ASU offensive line with a commitment from former Michigan State lineman Dashaun Mallory. A 6-foot-2, 280-pound defender from Bolingbrook, Illinois, Mallory appeared in 27 games for the Spartans across five seasons.

Mallory totaled 44 tackles, five tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, a pass breakup, and one fumble recovery during his time in East Lansing. This past season, he produced  16 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, and half a sack.

And, finally, former Cal kicker Dario Longhetto announced his commitment to ASU. A grad transfer, Longhetto has just one year of eligibility remaining, but he’s set to arrive at a Sun Devil program in desperate need of help at kicker after both Carter Brown and backup Jace Feely entered the transfer portal.

Longhetto made 11 of his 17 field goals and 31 of his 32 PATs in 2022.

ASU’s newly-hired assistant head coach and special teams coordinator, Charlie Ragle, was Longhetto’s coach at Cal for four of his five seasons with the Golden Bears. In three years as a starter, Longhetto made 26 of his 36 field goals and 71 of his 73 PATs. He was also the primary kickoff man for Cal in 2021, though he produced just 19 touchbacks in 55 kicks. On 21 kicks during the 2020 and 2022 seasons, he recorded 13 touchbacks.

In all, ASU now has a nation-leading 22 known transfer commitments for the 2023 season. The transfer class ranks sixth nationally.