Reserve Arizona State offensive lineman enters transfer portal
Arizona State’s transfer exodus continued on Friday.
Reserve center Ezra Dotson-Oyetade has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports. The 2021 signee was a 4-star in the ASU class and the 274th-ranked prospect overall, per the 247 Composite.
Arizona State o-lineman Ezra Dotson-Oyetade has entered the transfer portal, @247SportsPortal has learned. He was ASU's third-highest rated recruit in the 2021 class and a four-star prospect. https://t.co/OvlaqBmsuo
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) April 29, 2022
A 6-foot-3 interior offensive lineman, Dotson-Oyetade worked at center with the second team during ASU’s spring period. He did not play any offensive snaps during the 2021 season.
The third-highest-rated recruit from ASU’s class in 2021, Dotson-Oyetade was one of three signees invited to the 2021 All-American Bowl, joined by Isaiah Johnson and Armon Bethea. He was also selected to the Polynesian Bowl, an All-Star game featuring the best high school players of Polynesian heritage and other ancestries.
While Dotson-Oyetade was still developing as a player, his departure isn’t an immediate issue for the Sun Devils’ offensive line, but it does continue a trend of exits from high-profile youngsters who have entered and quickly left ASU. The Athletic’s Doug Haller offered some context:
Arizona State signed 16 four-star high school prospects from 2019-2022. (247 Sports Composite)
DB Kejuan Markham, RB Daniyel Ngata, WR Elijhah Badger, DL Omarr Norman-Lott, WR Chad Johnson and CB Isaiah Johnson.
— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) April 29, 2022
Thirteen scholarship players have transferred out of the program since the season ended. Of those 13, 10 of them were on the offensive side of the ball. They include former starting quarterback Jayden Daniels, a running back, and five wideouts.
There could be more attrition yet—or players to join the program—with Sunday’s transfer deadline looming. For transfer players to be immediately eligible for the 2022 season, they must be in the portal by May 1.