Texas EDGE transfer J'Mond Tapp commits to Arizona State

Another former Texas transfer lands at Arizona State, with EDGE J'Mond Tapp committing to the Sun Devils late this weekend.
J'Mond Tapp, Texas football
J'Mond Tapp, Texas football / Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman

Per a post on his Instagram page on April 28, redshirt sophomore Texas football edge rusher transfer J'Mond Tapp has committed to the Arizona State Sun Devils.

Texas football EDGE J'Mond Tapp transfers to Arizona State

Tapp has three years of eligibility remaining after spending the last two seasons with the Longhorns. He preserved a year of eligibility due to the four-game redshirt rule after only seeing live-game action in a couple of contests during his first year in college in 2022.

Last season, Tapp played a career-high 98 defensive snaps over seven games for the Longhorns. He registered nine combined tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, seven quarterback pressures, two QB hits, and four defensive stops since the 2022 season.

The 6-foot-3 and 266-pound Tapp was a highly touted four-star recruit from Donaldsonville (LA) Ascension Catholic High School in the 2022 class. Tapp was the No. 1 rated edge rusher recruit from Louisiana in the 2022 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking.

Tapp ranked as the No. 107 prospect nationally in the 2022 class in the 247Sports Composite, No. 11 edge rusher, and No. 9 from Louisiana.

The former blue-chip recruit was one of the many four and five-star defensive prospects the Longhorns signed in a 2022 class that ranked top five nationally in the 247Sports Composite.

Arizona State keeps loading up on former Texas transfers

Second-year head coach Kenny Dillingham and the Sun Devils have added multiple former Longhorns transfers in the last couple of offseasons.

Tapp joins fellow former Texas transfers, including redshirt junior safety Xavion Alford and senior edge rusher Prince Dorbah at Arizona State entering the upcoming 2024 season.

He'll stay in the Big 12 since Arizona State is entering its inaugural season in the conference, along with the Colorado Buffaloes, Arizona Wildcats, and Utah Utes, among the host of schools that departed the Pac-12 recently.

Former Texas redshirt freshman offensive line transfer Payton Kirkland is also staying in the Pac-12 after he committed to head coach Deion Sanders and Colorado via the portal last week.

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