Arizona State landed commitments from two offensive linemen within an hour on Monday afternoon as Cade Cote (Gilbert, Az. Williams Field) and Steve Miller (Gilbert, Az. Gilbert) became the ninth and tenth to give their verbal pledge to the Sun Devils for the 2015 class.
Cote is a three-star offensive guard and ranks as the nation’s 479 player regardless of position, No. 29 guard and the No. 9 prospect in the state of Arizona. The 6-4, 275-pound lineman also had offers for rival Arizona, Oregon and Boise State.
“I really like ASU’s coaches,” Cote told 247Sports. “I like coach (Todd) Graham and his philosophy he’s installing there. I think I fit very well into the offense and I like how they want to use me.The coaches were the biggest selling point to me. I visited a few weeks ago and again on Saturday. I’ve been going down there a lot and ASU just grew on me.”
Cote also plays basketball and is a highly athletic interior lineman who could also project to tackle.
“I’d been thinking about it all weekend and today was the day I decided to put it out there. Oregon was the only other one I was considering. But I’m done with other schools and taking visits. I’ll just be taking more visits to ASU.”
About an hour after Cote committed to ASU, Miller gave his pledge to join Todd Graham’s team in Tempe.
Miller is the nation’s No. 486 player overall, No. 56 offensive tackle and the No. 8 player in the state of Arizona, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Miller tells Justin Hopkins of 247Sports that staying close to home was a big part in his deciding to pick the Sun Devils.
“Just being closer to home was a big factor and having a great school like ASU right there made the choice easy for me,” Miller said. “I just love the feeling of being on campus and being there at ASU every time I go. It was really close with Washington for a while, but this trip really solidified my feeling on ASU. My folks are happy that I made my decision and they support me 100-percent whether it was ASU or not, but they are definitely happy.”
Like Cote, Miller said he is not visiting any other schools other than Arizona State and his recruitment is over.
The duo could be lining up next to each other on the Arizona State offensive line for the foreseeable future and their commitments on the same day could be the beginning of a close relationship that sees their names mentioned in the same breath for the next four years.
With the commitments of the pair of three-star offensive linemen, Arizona State now owns the nation’s No. 33 ranked class and the No. 3 class in the Pac-12.
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