A look back at the 2012 Sun Devil football season as well as a recap of spring action and a look at the 2013 football season.
Spring practice runs through April 18 with Football Fan Fest presented by MidFirst Bank on April 13
Mesa CC transfer will continue academic and athletic pursuits at Arizona State.
The class consists of 16 freshmen, five sophomores and six juniors.
The Sun Devils finished their first season under new head coach Todd Graham with an 8-5 record.
ASU:Dynamic, intimidating defender... physically prepared and versatile to play either safety or outside linebacker... is praised for his hitting ability, tacking technique and toughness... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash... comes to ASU with three years to play two.
2012:Was the team's third-leading tackler with 82 on the season, including a career-high 11 against Oregon (10/18) and Mizzou (9/15)...Had 10 tackles against Arizona (11/23)...Posted his first career interception against USC (11/10)... Was third on the team with 14.0 tackles for loss (52 yards)......Playing out of the Spur linebacker spot in his first career game at ASU, Young lit up the NAU offensive players to the tune of seven tackles (leading the team) and 2.5 for loss (9 yards)... Also added a pass break up on the game...Had his first career intercpetion again USC and also had a forced fumble on the season... Started all 13 games for the Sun Devils this season...
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Was a junior college teammate of both Steffon Martin and Darwin Rogers at Arizona Western... had a sensational sophomore season at Arizona Western, being named the Western States Football League Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American... was also the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year... totaled 111 tackles, 30 tackles-for-loss, 8.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and two interceptions... also scored six defensive touchdowns... his tackles-for-loss amounted in 150 total lost yards, making him the junior college national leader... led the WSFL in sacks and finished 10th in the nation in total tackles... helped the Matadors achieve an 11-1 record and the program's third straight WSFL title... signed with Washington out of high school before attending Arizona Western College...chose ASU over reported FBS offers from Indiana, Oregon State and Washington State... was also heavily recruited by Ohio State... "Being [at ASU] the whole weekend [of my official visit]- it really sealed it up for me," said Young. "What did it for me is playing with the players that have the same mindset, and that is do whatever it takes to win."... coached by Tom Minnick at Arizona Western College...verbally committed to ASU on Jan. 29, 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Seattle (Wash.) Auburn High School in 2010... was rated a four-star prospect and the nation's No. 24 outside linebacker recruit by Scout.com as a high school senior... was listed by Rivals.com as the No. 31 safety in the country and the state of Washington's No. 5 overall recruit in 2010... starred on both sides of the ball... rushed for 1,424 yards on 104 carries (13.4 avg.) with 25 touchdowns as a senior in 2009... averaged 158.2 rushing yards per game... totaled 78 tackles, two sacks, one fumble recover and one blocked punt... had five games with 10 or more tackles including a season-high 12 stops against Kentridge on Oct. 1, 2009... recorded eight 100-yard rushing games including two efforts of over 200 yards, highlighted by a 284-yard, six-touchdown showing against Auburn Riverside on Oct. 30, 2009... rushed for 1,158 yards and eight touchdowns on 140 carries as a junior in 2008... averaged 96.5 rushing yards per game... also caught five passes for 106 yards with two scores... recorded 74 tackles on defense... registered four 100-yard rushing games including a season-best 143 yards on only eight carries against Kent-Meridian on Sept. 19, 2008... tallied a season-high 11 tackles against Tahoma on Oct. 24, 2008... carried 18 times for 240 yards with one touchdown as a sophomore on varsity in 2007... posted 24 tackles on defense...Coached by Gordon Elliot at Auburn High School.