In need of some help at safety, Arizona State scored a major win on Wednesday when Chris Edmonds announced his commitment to the Sun Devils.

Coming off an FCS All-American season in the spring of 2021, Edmonds will make the jump from FCS to FBS ball in the fall. He’ll have two years of eligibility for the Sun Devils.

A 6-foot-2, 204-pound former wideout, Edmonds made the transition to safety during his freshman season in 2019. He appeared in seven games and totaled three tackles on special teams.

As a sophomore, Edmonds started all seven of the Bulldogs’ games at safety, totaling 40 tackles, four interceptions, 2.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one pass breakup. His play earned him a spot on both the All-SoCon First Team and the FCS All-American First Team. The FCS level moved its 2020 season to the spring of 2021 as a result of the pandemic.

The following fall, Edmonds added another 40 tackles and three interceptions.

With departures from starters Evan Fields and DeAndre Pierce, and a portal entry from reserve safety Cam Phillips, the Sun Devils will be looking for some new names to step up in the secondary. Edmonds should have a chance to come in and compete for a significant role right away.