Linebacker Connor Soelle enters portal

Arizona State’s football program will no doubt see a major roster change as it emerges from the Herm Edwards era under new head coach Kenny Dillingham.

Linebacker Connor Soelle announced Monday that he is the latest Sun Devil to join the transfer portal as a graduate student with two years of eligibility remaining.

Soelle, the brother of graduating lead tackler Kyle, had defended 30 tackles and a pass in a limited defensive role that year, mostly on special teams.

Dillingham has done well at attracting talent as a linebacker, which puts Solle in the difficult position of expecting legitimate season in 2023. Krew Jackson (Kansas State), Tate Romney (BYU) and Travion Brown (Washington State) are all tied to Tempe.

Also defensive lineman DJ Taylor announced that he is entering the transfer portal after three seasons with ASU.

Taylor played in a Sun Devil uniform as both a safety and nickel corner, as well as a punt and kick returner in his 25 career games.

DB recorded a kick return touchdown, 19 tackles, a tackle for loss, and a pass defense during that span.

Cornerback Isaiah Johnson, the Sun Devils’ top-rated recruit and four-star prospect in the 2021 class, also announced that he has entered the transfer portal. He appeared in six games last year totaling 14 tackles and two passes defended.

Also among the latest to enter the portal is Arizona State’s only player to make the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2022: punter Eddie Czaplicki.

“First, I would like to thank Arizona State University, Coach Slocum, and Coach Edwards for the opportunity and for their help in my development as a student athlete.” Czaplicki wrote on Twitter. β€œI have officially entered the transfer portal. Excited to get to work!”

The team scored several Transferportal hits, with beginning offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson deciding to look for a new home after a year of remaining playing eligibility. He was committed to the Michigan Wolverines, who will come from a college football playoff berth and maybe more in 2023.

“I’ve made friends and built relationships that I will have for the rest of my life.” Henderson said in a Twitter post about his decision to leave ASU.

β€œI would also like to thank coach Herm Edwards for giving me this opportunity. It was an honor to be a sun devil and captain. With that in mind, I will enter the transfer portal with one year of eligibility remaining.”

Henderson began his 2019 career at left tackle, starting nine games there as a true freshman before moving inside.

Defensive lineman Omarr Norman-Lott, defensive end Joe Moore III and kicker Jace Feely have also entered the portal.

Moore III was one of the first defensive ends on the defense, recording 24 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks in 2022. Norman-Lott makes the move after defending 14 tackles, two sacks and two passes last season.

Arizona State football players in transfer portal 2023

LB Connor Solle

DB DJ Taylor

OL Armon Bethea

QB FinnCollins

DL Gharin Stansbury

CB Isaiah Johnson

QB Emory Jones – transferred to Cincinnati

C Ben Scott – transferred to Nebraska

WR Cam Johnson

P Eddie Czaplicki – Transferred to USC

LS John Ferlmann – transferred to Ohio State

LS Gage King – Transferred to UCF

DE Joe Moore III – transferred to Washington

OG LaDarius Henderson – Transferred to Michigan

K. Jace Feely

DT Omarr Norman-Lott

RB Daniyel Ngata – transferred to Washington

QB Paul Tyson – transferred to Clemson

CB Keon Markham

S. Kejuan Markham

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