Even though he's a redshirt freshman, this is quarterback Brady White's second year going through spring football at Arizona State.
According to White, enrolling early at ASU out of Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California, is one of the best decisions he's ever made. It's allowed him to get up to speed with playing at this level as well as fully immersed academically.
Physically, there's a clear difference when looking at White now when compared with last year at this time.
"That's just a credit to [ASU sports performance head coach Shawn Griswold] and this program," White said. "I came in around 180-182 (pounds) and now I'm consistently 200, maybe a little over. It just comes as you grow I think. People put in on at different times. I came in, put it on pretty quickly and then it's just been getting bigger, stronger, faster with our strength program, conditioning and all of that.
"Throwing wise, there's some throws that feel a lot easier or the ball is popping off your hand a little more. As of running-wise, sometimes it just comes on and you don't really feel a huge difference but it's just there and it's helpful. You need it at this level of football."
White is one of three quarterbacks competing for the starting ASU quarterback job this spring, along with fellow redshirt freshman Bryce Perkins and third-year sophomore Manny Wilkins.