A composite three-star pro-style quarterback from Westfield High School in Houston, Texas, Dillon Sterling-Cole is now officially a member of the Arizona State Sun Devils after sending in his paperwork.
. @CoachLindseyASU announces Dillon Sterling Cole for his fist #ASUSigningDay— Sun Devil Athletics (@TheSunDevils) February 3, 2016
Highlights: https://t.co/DtevyeFxnm pic.twitter.com/bfqKQOkXVl
Sterling-Cole, according to 247 Sports, is the No. 13 pro-style quarterback in this class and the No. 54 player in the state of Texas and committed to ASU over offers from Texas A&M, Houston, Florida, and others.
When Mike Norvell left to be the head coach at Memphis and Todd Graham brought in Chip Lindsey to be the new offensive coordinator, some wondered whether the Sun Devils would lose commits to Norvell and other schools. Sterling-Cole has since reaffirmed his commitment on Twitter:
Home Visit : Can't wait @CoachGrahamASU @CoachLindseyASU @FootballASU #ForksUp ‼️ pic.twitter.com/cNwt4R4uHD— Dillon Sterling Cole (@PassDMC) January 23, 2016
Sterling-Cole finished his senior season with 2,471 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 8 rushing touchdowns and only four interceptions and participated in the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl where he threw a 17-yard touchdown.
Sterling-Cole is expected to be the only quarterback in ASU's 2016 class. He joins an ASU team with an open quarterback battle that already includes redshirt sophomore Manny Wilkins and redshirt freshmen Bryce Perkins and Brady White. Sterling-Cole will likely redshirt in his true freshman season, but could get looks in future seasons.
Here are Sterling-Cole's senior season highlights: