Sun Devils offer Arizona quarterback commit Jamarye Joiner as athlete

One of Southern Arizona's top overall prospects in the 2018 class was given a scholarship opportunity at Arizona State after recent strong showings at the school.

Vail (Arizona) Cienega quarterback Jamarye Joiner committed to the University of Arizona last September, but his recruitment isn't over. 

It isn't even completely determined that Joiner will play quarterback in college, much less where he'll do it. 

"I would consider playing other positions because I'm an athlete and I would want to play where I impact the most," Joiner said. 

That's an important component of Joiner's recruitment because the 6-foot-2, 200 pound 2018 prospect was offered a scholarship by Arizona State this week as athlete. It is Joiner's second offer, but he's also being recruited by Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State Washington and other programs. 

Joiner helped lead Cienega to a passing league victory at ASU earlier this month and on Sunday made a return trip for its Maroon and Gold Camp. Following another impressive showing, the Sun Devils stepped up their pursuit. 

"I decided to do the camp to really showcase myself in other positions and spots on the field," Joiner said.

ASU is primarily looking a Joiner as a strong safety type defensive player. He could also potentially play as a big wide receiver. 

"They said that they like my physicality, will to learn and my leadership on the field," Joiner said of the feedback he received from ASU's staff. "The coaching was great. I talked a lot to coach (T.J.) Rushing, coach (Rob) Sale and coach (Billy) Napier, and [assistant athletic director for recruiting Donnie] Yantis."

The No. 13 quarterback prospect in the West's 2018 class, Joiner was listed as one of the Top-10 surprises by Scout at the Los Angeles regional of The Opening. 

Last season, Joiner guided Cienega to a 14-1 record with 1,713 passing yards, completing 79 of 141 attempts with 16 touchdown throws and six interceptions. He also rushed for 762 yards and 13 additional touchdowns for the Bobcats, which lost to Centennial in the 5A semifinals last season.

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