The quarterback is the heart and soul of any college program. Arizona State now has its potential quarterback of the future following a huge commitment.
Brady White, a 4-star quarterback from Santa Clarita, California, gave a verbal commitment that he would be playing with the Sun Devils following his senior season with Hart High School. Doug Haller of AZCentral reported the news:
Big pick-up for Arizona State: Consensus Top 10 pro-style quarterback Brady White commits to Sun Devils.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) May 2, 2014
Todd Graham tweeted shortly after the commitment:
Boom!! Great day to be a Sun Devil! #SunDevilBrotherhood— Todd Graham (@CoachGrahamASU) May 2, 2014
The Sun Devils will have to wait on White taking over behind center, though, as he's a 2015 recruit. But if the numbers he puts up during his senior season are anything like his junior campaign, ASU might have a sensational quarterback coming into the program.
White threw for 4,535 yards, 41 touchdowns and 18 interceptions with a 63.5 completion percentage during his junior season. He also rushed for 320 yards and nine touchdowns on the year.
Hart's head coach, Mike Herrington, spoke about the one potential weakness for White, per Gerry Gittelson of the Los Angeles Daily News, saying, "That’s the only damper, the interceptions, but Brady is doing a really good job for us."
Even with the 18 interceptions during his junior season, White showed he has room to learn in his final year with Hart. But with his cool demeanor and great pocket presence, the 6'2", 190-pound quarterback has a chance to shine for the Sun Devils
Greg Biggins of Fox Sports points out that White was a huge factor during a recent camp:
Hart QB Brady White has been great all weekend and would be favorite to take home MVP, assuming B2G wins this— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) April 13, 2014
With other notable offers from Maryland, Nebraska, Louisville and Penn State, the Sun Devils are getting a signal-caller who was widely coveted across the country. Thanks to his arm and accuracy, taking over the reins for ASU should definitely be in his future.
As college football puts a premium on great offenses, as seen in recent years with teams like Florida State and Oregon, getting a versatile quarterback means ASU is one step closer to contending not only in the Pac-12 South but on a national level.
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