The Arizona State Sun Devils have reportedly dropped a scholarship offer to one of their top commits for the class of 2021.
Wauwatosa East High School OT Marcus Mbow tweeted on Tuesday that ASU dropped his scholarship and that he was decommitting from the program to re-open his recruitment for all schools.
I would like to thank all the ASU coaching staff, commits, and fans for taking the time to recruit me and show me love. But yesterday Arizona State dropped my scholarship, so I will be decommitting and re-opening my recruitment!— Marcus Mbow (@MarcusMbow) October 20, 2020
Mbow is the nation’s 74th-ranked offensive tackle prospect and stands 6’6, 305 pounds. Hailing from Wauwatosa East High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mbow has at least 16 other scholarship offers and should draw big interest from schools that had previously offered him.
He should absolutely land on his feet with another program after starting the season off on the right foot through three games.
Me and my brothers worked so hard this offseason!! Check out my first 3 games! https://t.co/ramztFMvIG— Marcus Mbow (@MarcusMbow) October 18, 2020
As for Arizona State, this isn’t the most-favorable look for Herm Edwards and staff. They still have 18 commits for the class of 2021 and should be fine with offensive tackle depth but the look of dropping a scholarship to a player you’ve recruited and promised, is simply not good.
Left on their list of commits are three-star tackles Isaiah Wood, Austin Barry and Isaia Glass as well as multiple other offensive linemen for this class. Perhaps the amount of tackles committing to the program is what forced the dropped scholarship, and maybe it’ll work out for the best for Mbow in the future.
Good luck, Marcus!