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Arlington Bowie prospect commits to Pac-12 program led by former NFL head coach

Bowie Volunteers receiver Ty DeArman (10) scrambles for yards as Sam Houston Texans Steven Delorbe (58) closes in during the first quarter as Bowie plays Sam Houston at Wilemon Field in Arlington, TX, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
Bowie Volunteers receiver Ty DeArman (10) scrambles for yards as Sam Houston Texans Steven Delorbe (58) closes in during the first quarter as Bowie plays Sam Houston at Wilemon Field in Arlington, TX, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Herm Edwards, the first-year head coach at Arizona State, landed a verbal pledge from Arlington Bowie athlete Ty DeArman over the weekend.

Edwards, who played and coached in the NFL, was a big reason the Bowie 2019 receiver/defensive back picked the Sun Devils.

"Both the defensive and offensive coaches have developed a relationship with me," the 3-star prospect said. "The meeting with Jean Boyd and Alonzo Jones blew me away."

Edwards played 10 seasons in the NFL and later held head coaching stints with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. He was also the defensive backs coach at San Jose State from 1987-89. Edwards was an analyst for ESPN during the previous nine years.

Arizona State will be his first head coaching job in college.

"Getting coached by Herm Edwards seals the deal," DeArman said.

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Former NFL coach Herm Edwards will be participating in some public service announcements to bring awareness to prostate cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. David Eulitt MCT

DeArman held 27 offers, according to 247Sports, and made an official visit to ASU on June 1.

"I felt extremely comfortable during the visit," DeArman said.

He also considered Wisconsin, Arkansas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Utah, Washington State and San Diego State.

DeArman recorded 990 total yards, six touchdowns, 64 tackles, three interceptions, four pass deflections and two forced fumbles in 2017.

He's the No. 90 ranked athlete in the nation and No. 130 overall player in the state.

Arlington Bowie gets its first district when of the season by beating Sam Houston 28-7.

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