Bleacher Report: ASU freshman Jayden Daniels could start in 2019

Dec 28, 2018, 10:36 AM | Updated: 12:00 pm

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards looks on before an...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards looks on before an NCAA college football game against San Diego State Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

In his first full year of recruiting, Arizona State football head coach Herm Edwards has landed two four-star quarterbacks for 2019.

With Manny Wilkins leaving, Bleacher Report’s David Kenyon believes Jayden Daniels could win a starting position as a true freshman in Week 1.

Daniels, the fourth-ranked quarterback recruit in the nation by 247 Sports, would beat out fellow four-star true freshman Joey Yellen, three-star recruit Ethan Long, freshmen Bobby Avina and Beau Barrington, redshirt freshman Ryan Kelley, sophomore Grayson Barry and redshirt sophomores Dillon Sterling-Cole and Kurt Walding.

Given that (Daniels) threw 60-plus touchdowns in both 2017 and 2018, he should push Sterling-Cole and Kelley for first-string reps this spring.

At Cajon High School in San Bernadino, CA, Daniels threw a total of 122 touchdowns 9,654 yards and nine interceptions in his last 30 games. He also rushed for 2,828 yards and 31 touchdowns in those games.

The No. 82 nationally-ranked recruit signed a letter of intent with the Sun Devils after committing to the school on Dec. 13. He will appear in the Under Armour All-America Game, which Edwards has coached for several years in the past, on Jan. 3.

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