Arizona State transfer picks UVa


Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced Tuesday that former Arizona State offensive lineman Jack Powers (Salinas, Calif.) has transferred to UVa for his final two years of eligibility. Powers, who will play defensive end at Virginia, has signed his financial aid paperwork and will enroll this summer as a graduate student.

Powers was not part of the Arizona State football team in 2015 but remained enrolled at the university. In 2014, Powers played in every game, primarily on special teams for the Sun Devils as ASU went 10-3 and won the Sun Bowl over Duke, 36-31. Powers redshirted the 2013 season at Arizona State.

Powers is a 2013 graduate of Palma High School, where he was a third-team Cal-Hi Sports All-State honoree as a senior at defensive end. listed him as the No. 61 offensive tackle prospect in the nation. also regarded Powers as the No. 10-rated defensive end in the West region prior to the 2012 high school season.