Kenny Dillingham made a decision on the starting QB for the season opener. Arizona State will be going with Jaden Rashada for Week 1.

Rashada’s completion percentage in the last week or so “skyrocketed” in Dillingham’s words. Rashada seemed to improve every day, which set him apart from the others.

“He got better every single day. His completion percentage in the last week and a half of practice skyrocketed. You saw the comfort. Then, his ability to throw the ball down the field is a huge compliment to what we can do offensively. But in reality, he just kept getting better every day and he earned it. He just kept growing and battling and deserved it.”

Rashada was a member of the 2023 class and has not played in a college football game yet. Rashada will get his chance to prove himself in the season opener versus Southern Utah.

Dillingham and company start the 2023 season on Aug. 31. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. PT.