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ASU Football: Sun Devils land first 2019 commit in three-star QB Ethan Long

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A QB was at the top of ASU’s necessities.

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After reeling in a 21-man 2018 signing class without a quarterback, Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards landed a gunslinger as his first 2019 commit.

Rated a three-star by 247Sports, Quarterback Ethan Long of West Linn High School (Oregon) committed to ASU during his official visit on Monday morning. Long called it “a dream come true.”

The 6-foot-2, 212-pound signal caller passed up offers from Utah and Ivy League schools such as Dartmouth, Columbia and Brown, among others. 247Sports rated him the 70th best pro-style QB in the nation and 12th-best player in Oregon.

Long passed for 3,102 yards with 32 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his first season as a starter his junior year. He also ran 87 times for 184 yards, scoring seven touchdowns.

This is ASU’s first QB commit since Ryan Kelley in 2017. The Sun Devils lost three quarterbacks in the span of a year as Bryce Perkins fled to Arizona Western in June of 2017, Brady White transferred to Memphis in January and Blake Barnett left to USF in May.

Junior Dillon Sterling-Cole, once a four-star ranked as the No. 8 QB in the nation by ESPN, is the highest rated quarterback on the Sun Devils’ roster. ASU’s starter, senior Manny Wilkins, was rated a four-star by ESPN and the 13th-best QB in the 2014 class.

Here’s Long’s highlight tape from his junior season at West Linn High School: