Arizona State could be team to watch for blue-chip QB Jaden Rashada, per report
Arizona State is a program to watch in the recruitment of 4-star Pittsburg (Calif) quarterback Jaden Rashada, according to 247Sports recruiting director Steve Wiltfong.
Following news on Tuesday that Rashada had officially requested a release from his National Letter of Intent to Florida, Wiltfong reported that a trio of Pac-12 schools could be in play if he is indeed allowed out of his NLI by the Gators. Among those schools is Arizona State.
The Sun Devils currently hold a commitment from 3-star Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback Israel Carter and have also received a transfer commitment from former Notre Dame starter Drew Pyne. But Rashada would be a splashy win on the trail for first-year head coach Kenny Dillingham.
Dillingham recruited Rashada when he was at Oregon. Rashada’s finalists when he chose Florida were Miami, Cal, Oregon, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M. With Dillingham now at ASU, could the Sun Devils get into the mix?
From Wiltfong’s report:
Arizona State is a program that one would think will definitely push hard for Rashada. New head coach Kenny Dillingham recruited Rashada when he was the offensive coordinator at Oregon and has a long-standing relationship with the blue-chip signal-caller and his family. The Sun Devils did not sign a quarterback this senior class but did land former Notre Dame starter Drew Pyne from the transfer portal.
Under Dillingham’s watch, Oregon boasted the nation’s No. 6 offense this past fall, churning out over 500 yards per game. Bo Nix blossomed into one of college football’s top passers and the Ducks ranked No. 5 nationally in pass efficiency offense and No. 10 in scoring. Rashada’s father, Harlen, played defensive back at Arizona State in the early 1990s.
The 6-foot-4 Rashada ranks as the 59th overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the industry-generated 247 Composite. He’s also the seventh-ranked quarterback.