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College Football 2011: Virginia Tech Loses T.J. Millweard to Arizona State

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09:  Sparky, the mascot for the Arizona State Sun Devils, performs on the court during a break in the game between the Sun Devils and the Oregon Ducks in the first round of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Dennis TrescaCorrespondent IJune 25, 2011

According to Kyle Tucker, of The Virginia-Pilot, the Arizona State Football program just nabbed itself a high-ranked 4-star QB recruit.

T.J. Millweard has pledged to ASU after previously committing to Virginia Tech and only a day after the Hokies received a verbal commitment from another QB recruit, Brendan Motley of Christianburg, Virginia.

It is not known at this time if the recent commitment played a part in Millweard's decision to switch his pledge to the Sun Devils.

Millweard originally picked Virginia Tech back in February.  Since his decision, other universities began to take notice, and his stock has risen dramatically.  He has received scholarships from Kansas State, ASU and apparently has received some interest from some other Big-12 schools.

ESPN currently has him ranked as the No. 6 QB in the country and currently ranks him as the No. 23 pro-style QB in the nation.

In 2010, At All-Saints high school in Fort Worth, TX, Millweard passed for 1,621 yards and 11 touchdowns, completing 127 of 209 passes (60.8 percent). He also rushed for 464 yards and four TDs.

This could potentially be a very huge pick for an Arizona State team that has recently lost two of its three quarterbacks. Steven Threet, their most experienced QB, was lost last season after suffering his two concussions.

Due to the injuries, Threet has walked away from the game.  Samson Szakacsy, last season's third-string QB, has also left the program for personal reasons.

Millweard will join fellow QB recruit Michael Eubank,'s 18th ranked quarterback. These two will most likely battle for the backup position behind junior Brock Osweiller, who was thrust into the starting gig after Threet was sidelined late in the season.  

After taking the reins, Osweiller threw five touchdowns with no picks while leading the Sun Devils to wins over UCLA and in-state rivals Arizona. 

In what many locals are perceiving, even hoping, as Dennis Erickson's last stand at ASU, the program is recruiting fairly well.  ESPN currently has the Sun Devils ranked as the 20th best recruiting class. This ranking was given before Millweard's commitment.

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