With ASU football‘s latest signing, four-star quarterback prospect Jayden Daniels, it moves even further in the national recruiting spotlight.
The “Herm effect” is real. ASU football gained its 21st pledge in the Class of 2019 on Thursday.
That commitment came in the form of four-star quarterback Jayden Daniels. Daniels joins Joey Yellen and Ethan Long as other quarterback commits in the 2019 class.
Ranked the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports, Daniels is among the nation’s highest-regarded prospects.
In his senior season at Cajon High School in San Bernadino, California, Daniels threw for 4,515 yards and 60 touchdowns while throwing just four interceptions. He also started on varsity as a junior, when he threw for 62 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
Over the course of two seasons, Daniels led the Cajon Cowboys to an overall record of 26-4.
The pledge may come as a surprise to some, for he didn’t list ASU in his original top eight, posted in May. Other schools Daniels considered include UCLA, Utah, California and Alabama, among others.
Daniels’ rating on 247Sports is .9615, the highest of an Arizona State quarterback commit since Brady White (.9673) in the 2015 class. White only played in a few games with the Sun Devils before transferring to Memphis.
With the pledge, Arizona State now sits at No. 29 in this year’s recruiting class rankings, according to 247sports.com.
Other notable recruits in the 2019 class include Jordan Clark, the son of former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Clark, and Kejuan and Keon Markham, who are twin three-stars out of Long Beach Poly High School in California.
This commitment couldn’t have come at a better time for the Sun Devils, who will have to deal with life after Manny Wilkins come Dec. 16.