Quarterback Bryce Perkins is transferring from Arizona State, according to multiple reports.
#BREAKING: @Gambo987 reports QB Bryce Perkins to transfer from Arizona State University. https://t.co/en6UoudBC8— Arizona Sports (@AZSports) May 12, 2017
Did talk to a source close to QB Bryce Perkins and I can confirm earlier reports that Perkins is transferring out of ASU.— DevilsDigest.com (@DevilsDigest) May 12, 2017
Perkins, a local product out of Chandler (Ariz.), redshirted his first season in 2015-16 and sat out the 2016-17 season after suffering a neck injury during an offseason practice.
He announced via Twitter that he was cleared to return to action on January 30, however sported a green non-contact jersey for the entirety of spring practices this offseason.
The last time ASU fans watched Perkins on the gridiron was shortly before the spring game on April 15. While he was not “game ready,” Perkins competed in 7v7 drills prior to kickoff.
Highlights of Perkins from Arizona State’s fifth spring practice can be found here.
Perkins has dealt with a crowded quarterback room since his arrival to Tempe. He was recruited in the same class as fellow redshirt sophomore Brady White, and his injury last season prevented him from competing for the starting job eventually won by redshirt junior Manny Wilkins. The addition of Alabama transfer Blake Barnett only further shortened his chances of winning the starting job this year.
As a four-star from Chandler, Perkins was ranked the fourth best dual-threat quarterback in the state and 14th best in the nation by ESPN. As a Wolf, Perkins threw for 5,332 career yards and ran for 1,609 with 26 rushing touchdowns.
Perkins is the fourth player from last year’s roster who is known to be transferring from the program, following transfer reports of Robbie Robinson, Ellis Jefferson and Raymond Epps.
With Perkins out of the fold, the Sun Devils’ remaining rostered quarterbacks include Barnett, White, Wilkins, Dillon Sterling-Cole and incoming freshman Ryan Kelley.