Previous Notre Dame QB Pyne transferring to ASU
5:16 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Drew Pyne, one of the leading offered quarterbacks in the NCAA transfer portal, is
moving to Arizona State from Notre Dame, he revealed Monday.Pyne went to ASU over the weekend, according to sources, and clicked with first-year head coach Kenny Dillingham. Pyne valued Dillingham’s work in establishing Bo Nix at Oregon last year and was attracted to the program’s brand-new energy and playing for a quarterback-friendly head coach.According to sources, Pyne also felt the momentum structure within the program.The addition of Pyne marks the 26th new hire or move generated since Dillingham
‘s hire in late November, and Pyne left Tempe wishing to become part of that program’s building. While ASU required to reload on the offensive line, it’s feasible that none of the private commitments was bigger than Pyne.
Pyne will have 3 years of eligibility remaining. He pertains to ASU after beginning 10 games at Notre Dame last season, leading it to an 8-2 record and completing No. 20 nationally in specific quarterback effectiveness in the regular season. Pyne completed 22 goal passes and 64.6% of his passes overall. That 8-2 record included a 4-1 record against leading 25 teams.Pyne impressed the Arizona State staff with his performance in a pro-style system that’s normally conservative and lacked dynamic weapons, as tight end Michael Mayer was Notre Dame’s top pass game danger. Pyne revealed strength in both his ability to develop plays and take hits. While Pyne isn’t physically enforcing at 6-foot and 205 pounds, he revealed the capability to stay healthy and take in hits without getting injured. He also took care of the ball, showed quick jerk on his tosses and the ability to deliver from different platforms.Arizona State completed last season 3-9, as a number of the program’s leading players fled to the transfer portal
after the 2021 season as former coach Herm Edwards’program unwinded. Edwards was fired in September.The addition of Pyne gives Dillingham’s rebuilding effort a linchpin player for the upcoming seasons. He’ll join a couple of solid
offending weapons, as both sophomore receiver Elijhah Badger(866 lawns)and sophomore tight end Jalin Conyers(422 lawns)emerged in 2015 as two of the more appealing young skill players in the Pac-12.