The redshirt freshman quarterback is stealing the headlines today.
All started with a report from Sun Devil Source during the portion of practice opened to the media on Tuesday. Bryce Perkins did not participate with the Sun Devils following an injury contracted yesterday.
But more was apparently on the table.
The Chandler, Ariz. product was rumored to be on the move out of Arizona State University. However, later during the day, AZCentral Sports’ Doug Haller revealed Bryce Perkins was staying with the Sun Devils according to the QB’s father.
This is good news for ASU. But there is also bad news. The injury Bryce Perkins suffered during yesterday’s practice was a neck injury and could sideline him for the next 2-3 months or the whole year (pending a potential medical waiver), according to Sun Devil Source.
Nonetheless, the quarterback could still transfer from his position.
Bryce Perkins entered fall practices as the n°3 quarterback behind redshirt sophomore Manny Wilkins and fellow redshirt freshman Brady White. True freshman Dillon Sterling-Cole also joins the competition as a very talented dark horse.
The race to the starting job could take a twist and be narrowed down to three signal-callers, while Perkins faces a dilemma.
ASU approached the gifted athlete with the idea of switching positions. He could leave the quarterbacks group to become a tight end or a wide receiver. But he absolutely wants to be a quarterback, which is understandable and reasonably possible.
Some rumors suggested the dual-threat quarterback was leaning towards transferring instead of changing positions. The competition to earn the starting gig is incredibly deep, talented and tough.
Perkins, 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, arrived at ASU as the No. 40 quarterback prospect nationally, No. 12 in the West and No. 2 in Arizona's 2015 class by Scout.