Quotes from football head coach Todd Graham on the 2013 Signing Class
The starting quarterback decision was announced by head coach Todd Graham following practice Monday.
Quotes from Coach Graham and the Sun Devil football team.
Head coach Todd Graham and student-athletes Cameron Marshall and Brandon Magee will represent the Sun Devils at Universal Studios.
A total of 5,142 Sun Devil fans saw a glimpse of first-year Head Coach Todd Graham's football team
ASU: Excellent pocket passer that graduated from Taft High early and started classes at ASU early...the first offensive commitment to ASU's Class of 2011...has a cannon arm, sound mechanics and is tremendously accurate...has a very quick release...in first semester on campus, earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.
2012: Redshirted...did not see game action.
2011: Saw action in two games as a true freshman...Was 1-of-2 for 8 yards in the opening game win vs UC Davis ...completed his only pass thrown in win vs Colorado.
High School: Completed 240-of-399 passes (60.2 pct.) for 3,755 yards with 37 touchdowns and only nine interceptions as a senior in 2010...added 103 net rushing yards with three scores...had two 400-yard passing games and six total games with 300 or more yards...had a season-high five touchdown passes on two occasions and eight games with three or more touchdown passes...had a seven-game midseason streak in which he threw 28 touchdown passes with only two interceptions...Had a season-high 474 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions in a win over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School on Sept. 16, 2010...also had a season-long 75-yard completion in that game...recorded season-highs of 31 completions and 45 attempts for 446 yards and five touchdown passes against Crespi on Oct. 8, 2010...completed 23-of-29 passes for 381 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions against Granada Hills on Nov. 12, 2010...threw for 358 yards on 24-of-38 attempts with four touchdowns and one interception against Chatsworth on Oct. 15, 2010...sat out during the 2009 season after transferring to Taft from Westlake High School...completed nine-of-12 passes for 123 yards with one touchdown in reserve duty as a sophomore at Westlake...the majority of his action came in a win over Calabasas on Oct. 10, 2008 in which he completed eight-of-11 passes for 109 yards and a score...rated by PrepStar as the No. 91 overall prospect in the nation and the No. 7 quarterback recruit in the country...verbally committed to ASU less than one week after receiving a scholarship offer in June and never considered other schools...was named by Scout.com as the MVP of the Badger/New Level 7-on-7 Tournament in Las Vegas in which he led team B2G to the championship...was also one of the best passers at the Los Angeles Nike Football Training Camp and the Berkeley Elite-11 camp...ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 14 pro-style quarterback recruit in the country...also regarded by Rivals.com as having the second-strongest arm among all 2011 quarterback prospects...was named to the All-Los Angeles City Team by the Daily Breeze...regarded as the No. 8 senior quarterback in the state of California by GoldenStatePreps.com...tabbed as the No. 55 quarterback prospect in the country by Scout.com...rated by SuperPrep as the No. 80 overall prospect in the state of California...ranked as the No. 80 quarterback recruit in the nation by ESPN.verbally committed to ASU on June 14, 2010.
Personal: Born Feb. 9, 1993 in Northridge, Calif.... Business Management major. Parents are Ben and Susan Bercovici of Calabasas, Calif....sister, Danielle (20), is also student at ASU... a product of the same high school as former Sun Devil and Super Bowl Champion New York Giant Justin Tryon...coached by Matt Kerstetter at Taft High School...loves to golf.