CA QB Pledges to ASU on Visit

San Jacinto (Calif.) signal caller Chasen Stangel was recruited by Sun Devils Head Coach Dennis Erickson while he was at Idaho. When Erickson accepted the job at ASU he naturally turned to this quarterback as a recruiting target. Stangel visited Tempe this past weekend, received a scholarship offer and left the valley of the Sun as the maroon and gold's latest verbal commit.

"My dad and I were talking about this, and he said that you play for people," Chasen Stangel told on Sunday afternoon, "Coach Erickson is a great coach, and when he got the ASU job and contacted me I was excited. (Offensive Coordinator) Coach Olson came down to visit me, and I came on my visit this weekend and absolutely loved it. It's pretty close to home and it's great weather."

Up until this visit Stangel was committed to UTEP. "It was really a hard decision (to de-commit), because I was committed to UTEP for so long," he admitted. "But the ASU coaches are just phenomenal. The fact that it's really easy for my parents to drive a few hours to see me play was a big part too. It's Pac-10 conference and I'm a west coast guy. There are so many things that went into it…I had offers from Purdue, UNLV, and New Mexico. Washington was another school that as recruiting me."

In his senior season, Stangel was 233 out of 390, for 3357 yards, 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. "All the coaches that were recruiting me said I have a quick release and accuracy, good feet…just a lot of good intangibles," he noted. "I'm 6-2 193, so I want to get stronger for sure, and just get better at everything and get ready for college."

Stangel is ASU's 11th commitment of the 2007 recruiting class.

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