Arizona State enters its 2017 season fully stocked in terms of number of quarterbacks, but without a proven starter. Junior Manny Wilkins was the starter when healthy last year and provided average play. He and sophomore Blake Barnett, a junior college transfer by way of Alabama, are the front runners for the starting job.
The Sun Devils also have two sophomores who started one game each last year returning: Brady White is coming back from a serious foot injury and Dillon Sterling-Cole who could redshirt after having to play as a true freshman. Four-star recruit Ryan Kelley will enroll this summer and is most likely headed for a redshirt season.
With at least five scholarship quarterbacks on roster -- Bryce Perkins is pursuing transfer options but has not finalized plans, to the best of our knowledge -- no clear-cut starter and a first year offensive coordinator (Billy Napier), it could be difficult for Sun Devils to attract top quarterback recruits this cycle. Recruiting at the position starts very early and Napier is jumping into a lot of recruitments behind schedule, by not fault of his own. Of course, a year ago nobody was expecting ASU to bring a junior college quarterback into the program after last season.
Most of the quarterbacks with ASU offers have committed elsewhere. Utah four-star Cammon Cooper along with California four-stars Tanner McKee and Brevin White (Brady’s younger brother) are the top uncommitted passers with reported offers from the Sun Devils.
Locally there are two signal callers the Sun Devils have recruited but not yet offered, Hamilton’s Tyler Shough, and Gilbert’s Jack Plummer.