Arizona State’s quarterback recruiting is arguably as well-positioned as it has ever been. After ASU failed to sign a passer in each of its first two recruiting classes. In the 2014 class, ASU signed four-star Manny Wilkins and followed it up in 2015 with four-star Brady White and three-star Division I state champion and Player of the Year Bryce Perkins.
Even with three young high-profile prospects in the program, ASU was still able to land four-star Dillon Sterling-Cole out of Houston, Texas for the 2016 class even though he had some big offers including Florida and Texas A&M. A Scout300 prospect and the No. 16 quarterback prospect in country, we saw Sterling-Cole in person as one of 16 quarterbacks competing in the Elite-11 finals, and at The Opening earlier this summer and gave him an Evaluation Grade of 9. That is currently the highest grade of any of the high school prospects in the 2015 class.
Assuming Sterling-Cole’s pledge holds, it is unlikely the Sun Devils add another passer in this class. Moving forward ASU is in a position of strength and can be selective at quarterback. In 2017 there are a handful of prospects claiming offers. The two most prominent names for the Sun Devils are four-star prospects Chandler Basha’s Ryan Kelley, and Calabasas, California, recruit Tristan Gebbia.
Kelly is someone ASU has targeted for some time. His first scholarship offer came from ASU after a strong performance at ASU’s camp last summer. UCLA seems to be the main competition for ASU.