Report: Two Arizona State defensive backs enter the transfer portal
Arizona State defensive backs Kejuan and Keon Markham have reportedly entered the transfer portal.
247Sports’ Chris Hummer reported the news on Friday. The brothers are utilizing the NCAA’s 30-day window exception for players whose head coach leaves their program for whatever reason, allowing them to enter the portal now instead of in December when the window opens and be immediately contacted by other schools.
Arizona State DBs Kejuan and Keon Markham have entered the transfer portal, @247SportsPortal has learned.
Kejuan has 10 tackles and 1 INT this year. (https://t.co/Sapc4W4FKI)
Keon has has 11 tackles. (https://t.co/Sapc4W4FKI)
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) October 7, 2022
The brothers haven’t played for Arizona State in either of the two games since Herm Edwards exited. The 6-foot defensive backs are in their fourth season with the program. Kejuan has yet to use his redshirt, so he could theoretically save this season as a redshirt year and still have two to play at his next school. Keon redshirted as a freshman in 2019, but he’ll also have two years to play at his next program.
The twins were in street clothes for Arizona State’s 34-13 loss to Utah on Sept. 24, prompting questions about their status for interim coach Shaun Aguano. The Monday after the game, Aguano said they were away from the team for personal reasons and were taking the departure of Edwards particularly hard.
“It’s a personal situation that I’m going to keep them away from the team for right now,” Aguano told reporters. “But it’s just personal for both of them. I think it’s hard on them in regard to the coaching change. We’ve been talking, however.”
Ro Torrence and Timarcus Davis are set to start for ASU at corner against Washington, with DJ Taylor and Khoury Bethley handling the nickel spot. Chris Edmonds and Jordan Clark are set to start at safety.