Note: White is an early enrollee and already on campus taking classes.
Kyle Boller, Matt Moore, Joe Kapp, Sean Norton, B.R. Holbrook, Alex Pettee, Kyle Matter and Tyler Lyon. You've likely heard of some of those names. Some you probably haven't. But all of them have a few things in common: they were highly regarded quarterback recruits out of high school (and all but two eventually started in college), and they all went to Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Calif.
So did the newest Sun Devil quarterback prospect, Brady White.
A borderline five-star, White has all of the tools needed to one day be a successful Pac-12 quarterback. At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds (he'll be listed as bigger, but he is not) White has a frame to grow into. He's athletic, although not necessarily fast, very much like Taylor Kelly. But more importantly, he possesses a cannon for an arm.
White knew he wanted to come to ASU early. He committed in May and never wavered. His offers were hampered as a result, with Cal being the only school that seriously pursued him through the fall. White also had offers from Oregon, Penn State and Nebraska. Rivals ranks White as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback and the 11th best player in the state of California. ESPN ranks White as the No. 4 quarterback and No. 9 in the state.
He's a project, though, and regardless of Mike Bercovici's breakout 2014 campaign, White was never seriously going to challenge for a starting job. His high school offense is a one-read spread, and if the first read was covered, White would often go Johnny Football on the world, running in circles trying to find an open man. Unfortunately, that led to far too many turnovers.
But by all accounts, he's smart. A good student and a student of the game, White is also old for his class; he'll be 19 when the 2015 season begins. His recruiting profile took a hit this year with those turnovers. But make no mistake, White is a competitor, and will no doubt challenge for the starting job in 2016.
Here are some of White's highlights: