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ASU Football: Quarterback Brady White transferring to Memphis

One less QB on the train

NCAA Football: San Diego State at Arizona State Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brady White will transfer to play for former Arizona State Sun Devils offensive coordinator Mike Norvell and the Memphis Tigers, according to Jonah Jordan of

White later confirmed he’ll transfer via Twitter Tuesday night.

Since he graduated in the winter of 2017, White is eligible to play right away for the Tigers, who lost senior quarterback Riley Ferguson, a two-year starter.

White joined the Sun Devils before the 2015 season alongside Bryce Perkins, who has since transferred out of the program. He was engaged in a tight quarterback battle entering his second season, eventually losing the job to then-redshirt sophomore Manny Wilkins.

White started one career game in Tempe, beating UCLA in 2016, but at a cost. Replacing the injured Wilkins, White completed 19-of-36 passes for 179 yards with a touchdown and an interception. In the fourth quarter, though, White suffered an injury to his ankle that has kept him out since that night.

White, a four-star from Hart High School (California) was rated the No. 4 pocket passer quarterback in the nation in the class of 2015 by ESPN, right behind Blake Barnett (ASU), Josh Rosen (formerly UCLA) and Oklahoma State’s John Kolar (Oklahoma State).

With White’s absence, four scholarship quarterbacks remain: 2017 starter redshirt senior Wilkins, redshirt junior Barnett, junior Dillon Sterling-Cole and redshirt freshman Ryan Kelly.