Sterling-Cole on the board for Sun Devils

Arizona State picked up a quarterback commitment Tuesday from Scout300 four-star Dillon Sterling-Cole, a big development in its 2016 class recruiting efforts.

Just about a week ago, Dillon Sterling-Cole foreshadowed his eventual commitment to Arizona State when he put the Sun Devils atop his updated final five list.

"I'm feeling really good about how things are going with Arizona State," Sterling-Cole said on July 20. "I think from what they've shown me so far it's the total package. I think the offense is a very good fit for me, the coaching I'm really comfortable with, my parents liked it a lot also and as far as school it's good too with how they prepare [student athletes] for success not only in college but after college.

"I just think it's an all-around good fit. I wanted to make sure it was clear that they've done a great job recruiting me and that's why I put them No. 1. My parents are really comfortable with the environment there and think it's a good place where I can be successful."

The No. 16 ranked quarterback prospect nationally and No. 297 overall recruit in the country, Sterling-Cole gave the Sun Devils his pledge Tuesday over Florida, Houston, Mississippi State, Texas A&M.

Sterling-Cole, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, becomes the highest ranked high school commit in the class for ASU and eleventh commit overall. He was the second highest ranked quarterback in the country who remained undecided prior to his announcement.

"[ASU offensive coordinator Mike] Norvell has said I'm the guy," Sterling-Cole told SunDevilSource.com last week. "I'm the one quarterback that he wants to get this year. He's made me a big priority. He's the coach I really talk to a lot there and I have a great relationship with him."

One of 16 quarterbacks invited to the prestigious Elite-11 finals earlier this month in Oregon, Sterling-Cole finished last season with 2,325 passing yards and 24 touchdown with six interceptions. He led Westfield High School to a state 6A Division II semifinal appearance in his first year at the school.

Sterling-Cole said he'll now actively recruit teammate and Scout100 wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland to join him at ASU.


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