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ASU adds transfer running back Alton McCaskill



Running back Alton McCaskill transfers to ASU.

TEMPE, Ariz. – Junior running back Alton McCaskill has announced that he is transferring to Arizona State. The once three-star running back from Conroe, Texas made stops at Houston and Colorado before eventually landing in Tempe.

Alton McCaskill before ASU

At Houston, McCaskill set the program record with 16 rushing touchdowns and 961 rushing yards. He added 21 catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the receiving game. After that historic season, McCaskill returned to Houston for another season in 2022 but tore his ACL and missed the entire season.

In 2023, McCaskill transferred to Colorado to play for Deion Sanders. With the Buffaloes, McCaskill saw action in just four games and had only 14 carries all season.

McCaskill has plenty of potential

While all of the injuries may sound like a downside, McCaskill has a lot of talent and has elite speed.

In high school, McCaskill ran track and posted a time of 10.91 seconds in the 100-meter dash. His speed on the track translated to the field to help him achieve 5.1 yards per carry his freshman year at Houston, and the program record 16 rushing touchdowns.

If McCaskill is healthy, this could be a huge steal down the road for ASU.

With the addition of McCaskill, ASU seemingly has the best running back room in the Big 12 next season.

Along with McCaskill, the running back room includes:

  • Cam Skattebo
  • DeCarlos Brooks
  • Raleek Brown
  • Kyson Brown
  • Incoming freshman Jason Brown

After all of the injuries that the offense sustained last year, head coach Kenny Dillingham and staff loaded up to make sure that they would not be thin at any position again next season.

McCaskill spent two years at Houston and one at Colorado, but has two medical redshirts from his ACL injury. He could have up to three years of eligibility remaining at ASU.


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