Elite local Basha High quarterback recruit Ryan Kelley commits to Arizona State

Arizona State received huge news Friday when local Basha High star quarterback Ryan Kelley announced his commitment to the program.

Three days after de-committing from Oregon, four-star 2017 quarterback Ryan Kelley has a new home: Arizona State. 

Kelley, a 6-foot-4, 185 pound senior-to-be at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, announced his commitment to the hometown Sun Devils via Twitter on Friday afternoon. 

"After speaking with my family and coaches, I am blessed and thankful to commit to a program that fits who I am and my skill set the best," Kelley said. "I'm proud to say I'm committing to Arizona State University." 

ASU coach Todd Graham and first-year offensive coordinator and quarterbacks Chip Lindsey are getting one of the nation's top rated players at the position. Kelly is ranked No. 112 overall in in the 2017 Scout300, including No. 10 nationally and No. 4 in the West at the position. 

Kelley is currently the highest ranked in-state prospect assigned to Arizona State since D.J. Foster (No. 104) in 2012, using final class rankings. Last year's top Arizona signee, Chandler wide receiver N'Keal Harry, was ranked No. 114 overall. 


In 10 games last season as a junior, Kelley completed 63.2 percent of his passes for 2,606 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. A relatively mobile quarterback for his size, Kelley also had 92 carries for 459 yards and four touchdowns. 

At the Los Angeles Opening Regional in late February, Kelley showed well athletically at 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 4.40 seconds in the shuttle and 32 inches in the vertical jump.

If Kelley's commitment sticks and he enrolls at ASU following his senior season at Basha, it would be the fourth class in a row for the Sun Devils with a four-star quarterback, on the heels of Manny Wilkins (2014), Brady White (2015), and incoming freshman Dillon Sterling-Cole (2016). 

Kelley, though, is the highest rated of the lot, at least by Scout.com.

White was ranked No. 143 overall and No. 12 at quarterback; Wilkins No. 14 at quarterback and 241 overall; Sterling-Cole No. 16 at quarterback and No. 252 overall. 

Kelley gives ASU two known recruits on its current 2017 commit list, joining Texas linebacker Loren Mondy. 

When he announced his de-commitment from Oregon earlier this week, Kelley released the following message: 

"I'd like to thank the University of Oregon for the love and opportunities they have presented me. I really do respect and appreciate how that program is ran, due to some changes I have decided to step back from my commitment."


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