Arizona State has dipped into the transfer portal once again, this time adding depth on the interior of the defensive line in Oklahoma fifth-year junior transfer Kori Roberson.
— Burn City Sports (@BurnCitySports) May 16, 2023
Roberson is listed at 6-foot-3, 285 pounds and served primarily as a backup nose guard for the Sooners. He appeared in 26 games from 2019 to 2021 and recorded 29 tackles, seven tackles-for-loss and 1,5 sacks.
He joins Clayton Smith, another transfer from Oklahoma who signed with the Sun Devils before the spring, on the defensive line.
ASU's newest defensive lineman is excited to reunite with current ASU defensive lineman @claytonsmith_10
“With a guy like Clayton on the outside and a guy like me in the middle? Come on now… that’s almost like giving a kid candy." https://t.co/cev52XxUVy
— DevilsDigest.com (@DevilsDigest) May 16, 2023
Roberson brings some much needed depth in a position of need for the Sun Devils. He was a four-star recruit by ESPN and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals coming out of Manvel High School in Houston. He entered the transfer portal on April 16.
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Right now, Roberson will have a good chance to compete for a starting role at the position after Brandon McElroy, Jalil Rivera-Harvey and Robby Harrison all transferred away from the Sun Devils following spring practices. Other key current players on the interior of the ASU defensive line include returning juniors Anthoine Cooper and B.J. Green along with Michigan State transfer Dashuan Mallory, freshman C.J. Fite, and redshirt freshmen transfers Tristan Monday and Samuel Benjamin.
Roberson figures to be a reliable depth piece for the Sun Devil defensive front and an able contributor that brings plenty of high-level experience from Oklahoma.
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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau