Sterling-Cole has ASU connection

Arizona State has been very selective with its offers at quarterback in the 2016 class, with one Texas recruit among the first to receive such distinction.

Dillon Sterling-Cole, a 6-foot-3, 180 pound signal-caller at Westfield High School in Houston, Texas., said the Sun Devils offered him a scholarship on Feb. 3 after quite a bit of dialogue with offensive coordinator Mike Norvell.

"The thing he told me is, with the way my high school team plays, he's able to see how I would be a perfect fit with what I do in our offense for what they do in their offense," Sterling-Cole said. "I like that he has confidence in me like that and it's big that he feels that way because that's an important part of being successful."

Sterling-Cole has a connection to ASU's football team already, as he high school quarterback coach previously coached ASU senior Mike Bercovici when Bercovici was in high school in Southern California.

"So he tells me a lot about what Bercovici has done there and how he's improved and what I need to do to improve and working on that stuff,"Sterling-Cole said. "He always talks about ASU so it's definitely a school I want to look at more seriously.

"Hopefully I will get a chance to visit ASU really soon, that would be a goal I would say. I'd like to be able to talk more with the coaches and establish more of a relationship and see what they are like in person and the school and everything. That's one of the most important things as far as having a good understanding of a school."

Sterling-Cole said he's received offers from Oklahoma State, Houston, Nevada and Rice and has been getting attention from Arkansas, Missouri and Northwestern, among other schools.

"I'm really big on education," he said. "I want to be a mechanical engineer so researching that is going to be important to me and going to a school that has a good program and is big on academics as well as football. That's really big.

"I'm just kind of seeing what's going to happen. This is all kind of new to me I guess you could say. I'd like to see what else happens with my recruitment coming up after some of these camps and stuff. I think I'm going to definitely try to visit Oklahoma State pretty soon. I'm also going to the Elite 11 in Dallas on March 15."

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