In recent weeks, there has been plenty of attention paid to Arizona State’s recruiting efforts during the 2023 cycle and a lack of fruit born from those efforts. The class was one of just a few in the country to have just one known commitment. Some Pac-12 peers have added double-digit commits before July. Was ASU falling behind?

Perhaps some of those worries can now be laid on the back burner for just a bit.

On Friday, the Sun Devils earned their second verbal pledge of the 2023 cycle with the announcement that 3-star Little Elm (Texas) defensive back Chase Davis will begin his career in Tempe.  He chose the Sun Devils over interest from Colorado, Grambling State, Memphis, and Utah State, among others.

Davis is rated as a 3-star prospect by the industry-generated 247 Combine and the 53rd-best safety in the class of 2023. Per the Composite, Davis is a top-600 overall recruit.

He told Sun Devil Source’s Chris Karpman that he’ll begin his career as a corner for ASU. Davis brings versatility to the secondary, with a 6-foot-2 frame, long arms, and good athleticism. He has moved all over the Little Elm secondary.

“I’m an all-around (defensive back) so I’m really a safety or a corner,” he told Karpman. “They put me at corner because they might have some safeties, I didn’t really ask why, I was just blessed to be in that position that they wanted me to play at. So corner, I feel like it will be better for me to play with my long arms.”

Davis joins 3-star quarterback Israel Carter as the two known commits for Arizona State so far this cycle.

You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: