Tracking Arizona State's offseason progress


There's plenty of Arizona State buzz floating around following the Sun Devils' first spring scrimmage this past weekend. Todd Graham's club, though sloppy at times, packed in enough explosive offensive plays to generate optimism.

Kalen Ballage provided some of the fireworks, ripping off a 70-yard run. He's packed on 16 pounds since last season, and his emergence is documented here.

Though Ballage battles in the backfield against the talented likes of Demario Richard and De'Chavon "Gump" Hayes, running back-turned-slot man D.J. Foster and Ellis Jefferson aim to boost ASU's receiving corps.

The Sun Devils received good news with the commitment of 2016 offensive lineman Marshal Nathe.

The school also released its 2015 spring football prospectus.