Source: Arizona State to call Rashada starter

  • Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior WriterAug 22, 2023, 04:05 PM ET


    • College football press reporter.
    • Joined in 2008.
    • Graduate of Northwestern University.Arizona State is set to name

true freshman Jaden Rashada its beginning quarterback to open the season, a source told ESPN.Rashada, who at first signed with Florida before a rewarding NIL deal failed, will lead the Sun Devils in their opener Aug. 31 at home versus Southern Utah. Ranked by ESPN as the No. 27 general hire in the 2023 class, Rashada earned the job ahead of veterans Trenton Bourguet and Drew Pyne, a transfer from Notre Dame who started 10 games for the Irish last season. Pyne’s candidateship had been impeded by a hamstring injury sustained in an Aug. 12 scrimmage.Phoenix radio host John Gambadoro initially reported the Rashada news.Editor’s Picks 2 Related Coach Kenny Dillingham called Pyne’s injury”a curveball “and confessed his prepare for the quarterbacks”

has possibly

been thwarted a little bit.”But he also praised Rashada’s play throughout the preseason.”He’s getting better every day, “Dillingham stated. “He’s making throws out here that are top-notch NFL throws that our team sees. And it’s interesting to see.”Rashada’s choice is the current strong move by Dillingham, the youngest major conference coach at 32 and an ASU alum. Dillingham has been aggressive in adding both

transfers and high school players, picking up veterans such as Pyne however likewise Rashada, who signed with Florida in December however requested for his release in January.Rashada, whose daddy, Harlen, played defensive back for Arizona State in the early 1990s, reportedly was offered $13 million NIL offer from Florida’s Gator Collective, however the contract fell through.

Jaden Rashada bet 3 high schools– 2 in California, his home state, and IMG Academy in Florida– and initially committed to Miami in June 2022 prior to changing to Florida.Bourguet started 5 games for ASU last season, passing for 1,490 lawns and 11 touchdowns, while finishing 71%of his attempts.After Southern Utah, Arizona State has home games against Oklahoma State, Fresno State and Pac-12 preseason favorite USC.

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