It couldn't have been easy for Arizona State on the recruiting trail this year, coming off of back-to-back disappointing seasons and with many of their Pac-12 rivals seemingly on the upswing. But on the plus side, they could at least rely on the fact that none of their potential recruits would choose a different school because some higher power showed them a license plate the night before Signing Day.
Well, we thought they could. But not according to new Nebraska defensive tackle Todd Peat Jr. :
“I was down to ASU and Nebraska," said Peat, Jr. "I was pretty much going to choose ASU, but was driving home last night and saw a Nebraska license plate, something I’d never seen before and took it as a sign that I should become a Cornhusker.”We're hoping Peat was joking around. Because it would be painful enough already for the Sun Devils to miss out on the Maxpreps No. 12 defensive tackle , doubly so when he's a hometown recruit from Corona Del Sol High School, right there in Tempe. To miss out because a random Nebraska driver happened across Peat's path would be just about unbearable.
Then again: it's National Signing Day. And anything goes. (At least the Devils will be able to console themselves with quarterback Michael Eubank, the No. 17 Maxpreps pocket passer. Eubank chose ASU over Utah and Pitt.)