Sun Devils get help at wide receiver


The Arizona State Sun Devils already plugged one hole at wide receiver by moving 1,000-yard rusher D.J. Foster from the backfield to the edge. Now they have a little more help coming with the announcement Thursday that JC wide receiver Tim White would be joining the program.

He told Hod Rabino of ASUDevils.com that the decision was a no-brainer.

"I had a feeling that I was going to be a Sun Devil when they first offered me," White said. "I really liked my visit and I knew if I went there my family could come and see me play since it's just a six-hour drive. It really was an easy decision for me once I looked at all my options. After I visited there I knew exactly what I wanted to do."

White, who will also compete on the ASU track team, has two years of eligibility left. Last season, he hauled in 55 catches for 667 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games for College of the Canyons, posting more catches than the next three players on the team combined. He also returned 29 kicks for 812 yards (28 yards per return) and a touchdown. For his efforts, he was named to the 2014 All-California Community College Football Team.

The Sun Devils are looking to replace Jaelen Strong, who caught 82 balls last season for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns. In a previous interview with the Pac-12 blog, offensive coordinator Mike Norvell said Foster is going to get plenty of opportunities to catch passes -- but still see a few carries. The addition of White gives the stable a little more depth and another potential speedster on the outside.

"I like their offense and I know what the coaches want from me at wide receiver," White said. "I'm someone that can play all the [wide receiver] positions, even though I'm a smaller type of player."