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Cole verbally agrees to go to ASU

Former West Orange-Stark quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole verbally announced his decision to play college football at Arizona State University, according to Bleacher Report.

On Tuesday, Sterling-Cole made his commitment public and verbally committed to Arizona State, becoming the Sun Devils’ top-ranked pledge and 11th commit overall. He also became the last of the 4-star pro-style quarterbacks to commit.

In short, it was hard for Sterling-Cole to control his jubilation.

“It’s exciting. I mean, I’m so ecstatic about being able to make this decision,” Sterling-Cole said. “I never really thought this day would ever happen. I really just hoped for it and prayed on it a lot, and look at me now.”

Sterling-Cole, the nation’s No. 9 pro-style quarterback, filled a need for an Arizona State team still looking for a signal-caller in the 2016 class. He chose the Sun Devils over offers from Houston, Mississippi State, Florida and Texas A&M—the school his father, third-round selection in the 2000 NFL draft pick and former Denver Broncos wide receiver Chris Cole, attended from 1996-99.