ASU head coach Todd Graham gets a key 2016 commit.
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -
Another 2016 #BOOM.
On Tuesday, quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole of Westfield High School in Houston announced his commitment to Arizona State. He opted for the Sun Devils over offers from Florida, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Houston. Last week, Sterling-Cole released a top five list, on which he had the Sun Devils in the top spot.
Sterling-Cole is listed as a four-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and 247, and he is ESPN's 111th overall player nationally in the 2016 class. He was also a participant in the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback camp.
On the field, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Sterling-Cole is a very intriguing prospect that projects to be a good fit in ASU's offensive scheme. He is has a strong arm, good mobility to be a running threat, and has earned praised for his poise and intangibles.
He can throw on the move. He's an exciting player. If you have to compare him to a player on ASU's roster right now, he's in the vein of a Manny Wilkins. From Day 1, Arizona State has probably done the best job recruiting him.
As Amsden went on to note, Sterling-Cole's commitment could carry with it another benefit. Sterling-Cole's top high school wide receiver, Tyrie Cleveland, is another four-star prospect who is being recruited by the Sun Devils.
Sterling-Cole becomes the 11th commitment for ASU in the 2016 class, and the third from the talent-rich state of Texas.
Should he follow through and sign with Arizona State, he would join a deep quarterback group that includes current redshirt freshman Manny Wilkins and true freshmen Brady White and Bryce Perkins, all of whom came to ASU with multiple four-star ratings.