Arizona State is hoping Bryce Perkins is the first of many.
The 2015 Chandler High quarterback committed Wednesday to ASU after receiving offers from Arizona, UCLA and Northwestern.
— Mike Norvell (@CoachNorvellASU) April 3, 2014
Deputy head coach Mike Norvell and the Sun Devil coaches are hoping Perkins’ commit will open a pipeline to the east Valley school which has produced star quarterback Brett Hundley and Bryce’s older brother Paul, both at UCLA. Former Wolves’ standout Dion Jordan starred at Oregon and now plays for the Miami Dolphins.
“I think it was a huge get for Arizona State,” Scout.com southwest recruiting analyst Jason Jewell told Sports360AZ.com in a phone interview on Thursday. “It was the first in-state commitment that the Sun Devils got. There’s also been this stigma that Arizona State has not been able to land players from Chandler High School and in getting Perkins to commit early I think was huge for their program.”
The 6’3, 210-pound three-star recruit, who was recruited by some schools as an athlete, is rangy and dangerous with both his arm and feet. He threw for 24 touchdowns last fall as a junior and added 18 more on the ground. Bryce’s father, Bruce Perkins played for the Sun Devils and in the NFL in the late-80’s, early 90’s.
ASU signed two quarterbacks from the 2014 class in Manny Wilkins and Coltin Gerhart, both from California. All Pac-12 performer Taylor Kelly returns as the starter for his senior season and redshirt junior Mike Bercovici likely backing him up in the fall.
Below are hi-lights from Perkins’ 2013 season at Chandler.