Top QB prospect is con­sid­er­ing Devils

Calif. dual-threat Daniels says ASU 1 of 4 fi­nal­ists

The Arizona Republic - - Sports - Michelle Gard­ner

One of the hottest quar­ter­back prospects in the coun­try will de­cide on a col­lege next week and Ari­zona State is among his fi­nal four schools.

Dual-threat quar­ter­back Jay­den Daniels of Ca­jon High School in San Bernardino, Calif. said on Twit­ter he will an­nounce his de­ci­sion Dec. 13. He lists ASU, Utah, UCLA and Cal as his fi­nal four.

Daniels, who vis­ited Tempe the week­end of the UCLA game, started ev­ery var­sity game in his four years at Ca­jon. One fac­tor that might fa­vor Utah is that Daniels' team­mate, 6-foot-9 wide re­ceiver Darren Jones, has al­ready com­mit­ted to the Utes.

The Sun Devils al­ready have two quar­ter­back com­mits in the 2019 class — Joey Yellen out of Mis­sion Viejo, Calif. and Ethan Long out of West Linn, Ore. Both plan to sign dur­ing the early pe­riod Dec. 19-21.

Lam­bert suf­fers knee in­jury

One of ASU's fresh­men sus­tained a se­ri­ous knee in­jury in prac­tice Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Out­side line­backer Stan­ley Lam­bert an­nounced on his twit­ter ac­count he tore his ACL, MCL and sev­eral other lig­a­ments and ex­pects to have surgery in the next week.

Over the course of the sea­son, ASU

coaches have spo­ken highly of Lam­bert, a na­tive of San Antonio, Texas. He played in the first three games of the sea­son. He is 6-foot-4 but only 217 pounds so the plan all along has been for him to red­shirt so he could work in the weight room and add some bulk to an ath­letic frame.

Wren ac­cepts in­vite

De­fen­sive line­man Renell Wren, one of few se­niors in the Sun Devils start­ing lineup, ac­cepted an in­vi­ta­tion to par­tic­i­pate in the 2019 Se­nior Bowl on Jan. 26 at Ladd-Peebles Sta­dium in Mo­bile, Ala.

Wren, 6-foot-6, 297-pounds, played in all 12 games and recorded 37 tack­les in his first year as a full-time starter. He was an All-Pac-12 hon­or­able men­tion and served as one of the Sun Devils four team cap­tains this sea­son. He was also pre­sented the team's Iron Man Award at Sun­day's an­nual foot­ball ban­quet.

Tim­ing not an is­sue for ASU

The tim­ing of ASU's Las Ve­gas Bowl ap­pear­ance op­po­site Fresno State might seem a bit in­con­ve­nient for the Sun Devil coach­ing staff. The game will take place Dec. 15, just four days be­fore the early sign­ing date for foot­ball and the week be­fore is one usu­ally spent vis­it­ing po­ten­tial re­cruits. How­ever, the staff isn't con­cerned.

"We're in good shape. We re­ally got a good jump on ev­ery­thing and were able to get ahead," of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Rob Likens said. "If we hadn't then it could have been an is­sue."

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