Elway to Visit Sun Devils

Stanford's match up against Arizona State marked their 2007 homecoming game. Their most successful football alumnus, John Elway, was in attendance accompanied by his son Jack. Thus, the Cherry Creek (Col.) HS signal caller got a sneak peak of the maroon and gold, whom he will visit later this month, and came away impressed. Devils Digest caught up with Elway concerning his recruitment with ASU.

"Arizona State has been recruiting me for a few months, but only recently have things become serious with them," said the 6-3 200 Jack Elway. "They offered me a scholarship about a month ago. I'm going to visit them October 13th."

Elway is being recruited by safeties coach Matt Lubick, and has been impressed with the Sun Devils even before he saw them up close and personal last Saturday. "They're a great football team and they're close to home," he commented. "I enjoyed watching the way they run their offense. Coach Lubick actually coached one of my high school coaches and he had good things to say about Coach Lubick."

The Cherry Creek quarterback said that his NFL Hall of Fame father hasn't been pushing him towards his alma mater, and in general just giving advice when his son has been requesting it. The younger Elway did probe his dad about ASU Head Coach Dennis Erickson and his father's opinion is: "He told me what a great coach he is. He's talked to me a lot about Coach Erickson."

Elway noted that only Oregon and LSU have offered him scholarships to date along with the Sun Devils. "I'm still talking to schools like TCU, Utah, UCLA…I'm really just wide open right now. I know I definitely don't want to stay in Colorado, but I still wanna stay close to it. I'm just not sure how far away from home I want to be, but I know I want to play out of state." He added that generally the recruiting process is going well and hasn't been too stressful.

The Cherry Creek Bruins are 4-1 on the season. Elway has completed 63% of his passes (80-127) for 1,055 yards 13 TD's and one interception (QB rating of 120). Elway, who's father is his position coach, also rushed for three scores. The scouting report on Elway shows that he possesses a strong arm, reads defenses well and has a good touch on his passes. Areas he could improve on are his consistency and accuracy.

Elway doesn't believe his decision will come very soon, and would probably want to take a visit or two following his trip to Tempe. With a 3.8 GPA and an 1800 SAT score the Cherry Creek standout is already academically qualified.

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