is ready to do his
share.Ciaramitaro, a 2-year starter at offensive tackle for Northeast Mississippi Community College, has committed to sign with the Indians when the signing period for midyear junior college transfers begins Wednesday.He will enroll at ASU for the spring semester.While Ciaramitaro (6-2, 298) played tackle in his junior college career, he expects to play center for the Indians.
"I played center in high school," Ciaramitaro
"I think I'm ready to come in and compete for the job," Ciaramitaro
said."I'd like to be the starter."Ciaramitaro played right tackle for Northeast Mississippi as a freshman, when the team was 7-2 and played in Pilgrim's Pride Bowl Classic in Mount Pleasant, Texas.The Tigers moved Ciaramitaro to left tackle for his sophomore season.
Several schools recruited Ciaramitaro
junior college career.He
said ASU and UAB both offered scholarships while Memphis and Southern Mississippi also showed interest.ASU made a good impression when Ciaramitaro
visit."When I came on my visit, I was really impressed with the athletic facilities and the academic facilities as well," Ciaramitaro
said."Just good people.Everybody I met was just real nice people, and I had a real good time.I was just real impressed with my visit."Ciaramitaro played center and defensive tackle during his high school career at North Delta School in Batesville, Miss.He signed with Division II Delta State out of high school before deciding to take the junior college route to Division I football.
"I qualified and everything, but I felt like I was better than Division II," Ciaramitaro
said."I went to community college and did what I intended to do, and that's earn a Division I scholarship and play real good football."Ciaramitaro is the first junior college prospect to make a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with ASU during the midyear period.