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Arizona State redshirt sophomore QB Brady White (foot) took a few snaps with the first-team offense on Wednesday.

White has not seen much run with the first-team in August thus far, but got a few snaps in on Wednesday. ASU HC Todd Graham does not believe that White will be receiving medical clearance to play this season, as he still has a ways to go in his recovery from a broken right foot which ended his season last October.
Aug 16 - 4:30 PM

Arizona State head coach Todd Graham said redshirt junior Manny Wilkins is still leading the QB competition, but the situation "remains competitive."

Former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett is the other player involved. Wilkins has taken the majority of first team reps all offseason. It seems Barnett needs to blow the doors of the place, or Wilkins does the opposite, in order for the former to see the field.
Aug 15 - 10:22 AM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore QB Blake Barnett said of his departure from Alabama, "It was kind offensive that [Tide HC Nick Saban] would go out and bash a 20-year-old."

Saban was seemingly critical of Barnett's competitive drive after the former five-star quarterback lost the starting job to Jalen Hurts during the 2016 season-opener against USC and subsequently transferred. Barnett is still feeling a little of that sting, saying, " Obviously, I didn’t expect them to be happy in any way. Them being upset and holding a grudge — that was expected to me. The only thing I took offense to is that Saban goes out to media and tried to diminish my reputation for a decision I made that was best for my career individually." Barnett has moved on to Arizona State since his messy divorce from the Tide and is currently fighting to replace incumbent starter Manny Wilkins at quarterback in Sun Devils preseason camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 8 - 2:06 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior QB Manny Wilkins has been taking the majority of first-team reps in camp.

This does not come as a huge surprise, as HC Todd Graham said in July that Wilkins will start for the Wildcats unless another quarterback on roster force's the coach's hand with a big preseason camp. Alabama transfer Blake Barnett would appear to have his work cut out for him.
Aug 4 - 4:17 PM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore QB Brady White (foot) has been taking reps with the third-team at the start of camp.

The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller passes along that White "looked fairly sharp" despite his long lay-off from action -- he had not even started running in the spring while he continued his recovery from a season-ending injury to his right foot sustained in early October last season. ASU HC Todd Graham indicated that White is not expected to receive medical clearance to play in the near future, but would not rule out him returning before the end of the coming season. With White essentially out of the picture, the starting job is expected to go to either Alabama transfer QB Blake Barnett or incumbent starter Manny Wilkins.
Aug 1 - 7:57 PM

Arizona State sophomore WR N'Keal Harry sat out practice on Monday due to minor injury concerns.

Harry has worked sparingly during the opening days of August camp, but there is no indication that he is dealing with any sort of an injury that could cost him games during the regular season. He took to collegiate play like a duck-to-water as a true freshman last season, catching 58 passes for 659 yards and five touchdowns.
Aug 1 - 7:08 PM

Arizona State sophomore WR Jack Smith is expected to miss the 2017 season with a back injury.

There are no specifics as to exactly what kind of a back injury Smith (6'1/164) suffered, but there is some concern that he could potentially miss time even beyond this season. While he did not catch a pass last season, he did complete one 40-yard pass after being pressed into emergency quarterback duty against Washington State in late October.
Aug 1 - 6:34 PM

Arizona State sophomore WR N'Keal Harry didn't participate in the practice session that was open to the media on Friday.

Instead, he walked around during the team stretch. We have to imagine we'd know more if the injury was serious, so we're working under the assumption that Harry will get back out on the practice field later this week. He's one of the NCAA's best receivers.
Jul 31 - 3:23 PM

Arizona State head coach Todd Graham predicted that senior RB Kalen Ballage will run 4.4 or better in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine at 230-plus pounds.

In addition, Graham told NFL Media that he spent time with the Patriots' offensive staff this offseason to figure out more ways to get Ballage the ball more in the passing game. Ballage posted a 44-469-1 receiving line in 2016 (but finished with only 536 rushing yards). Daniel Jeremiah expects Ballage to expects him to approach 60 catches this season and called him his sleeper pick for Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. "There are a lot of talented running backs around the country, but Ballage might be the best one none of us have been talking about," he wrote. Speak for yourself: We're extremely high on the Sun Devils' freakish runner. Ballage has been clocked at 21.6 mph, boasts a 37-inch vertical jump and can do the broad jump in just under 10 feet.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 30 - 1:12 PM

Arizona State head coach Todd Graham hinted at senior RB Kalen Ballage seeing 80 plays per game.

Ballage split carries with Demario Richard last season (126 to 155 carries), but beat writer Doug Haller notes it is clear the team wants to get Ballage more involved. "Both those guys have great hands, but one of the things with Kalen, he is really a dynamic receiver," Graham said. "He can really do some things out of the backfield and really even as a slot receiver." Ballage could be the breakout performer in all of college football. Ballage also has a background as an edge rusher.
Source: AZ Central
Jul 28 - 10:23 AM

Arizona State HC Todd Graham indicated that the starting quarterback job is redshirt junior Manny Wilkins' until somebody wrests it away from him.

While the Sun Devils brought in a high-profile transfer in former Alabama five-star QB Blake Barnett this winter, it would appear that Barnett remains a step behind Wilkins in this race. August camp will tell the final tale. Wilkins missed two games due to injury last season, but when healthy, threw for 2,329 yards (63.3% completions) with a 12/9 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 246 yards and five touchdowns.
Jul 20 - 5:32 PM

Arizona State senior RB Kalen Ballage ran a 4.03 20-yard shuttle time in the spring.

That's .15 seconds faster than any running back at the 2017 NFL Combine. We're been over this: Ballage is a freak. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound power runner has been clocked at 21.6 mph. He also boasts a 37-inch vertical jump and a broad jump just under 10 feet. Ballage posted a 44-469-1 receiving line in 2016 but finished with only 536 rushing yards (4.3 ypc).
Source: SI
Jul 20 - 12:27 PM

Arizona State senior RB Kalen Ballage has been clocked GPS technology clocked him at 21.6 mph.

Ballage runs a 4.03 20-yard shuttle that's more in line with a cornerback than a 6-foot-3, 220-pound power runner. Ballage is a physical freak with a 37-inch vertical jump and a broad jump just under 10 feet. He's a highly intriguing but difficult-to-figure NFL prospect. Ballage is a top-notch athlete and a versatile RB (he's a legitimate weapon in the passing game with a 44-469-1 receiving line in 2016) but he finished with only 536 rushing yards (4.3 ypc) last year. He did have 14 touchdowns on the ground, though eight of them came against Texas Tech. We'd like to see more ground production this fall. Either way, he's going to star at the combine.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 2:55 PM

Arizona State senior RB Kalen Ballage earned a receiving grade of 84.4 from PFF for the 2016 season, the highest among returning Power 5 RBs.

Ballage might be the complete package. At 6-foot-3 and around 220-pounds, Ballage boasts size and speed to win between the tackles and outside against smaller defenders. Add on this receiving ability and Ballage can do damage in a variety of ways. It wasn't too long ago that Ballage was taking snaps as a defensive end.
Jul 5 - 9:53 AM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranked Arizona State senior RB Kalen Ballage as the No. 39 player in college football at his position.

Ballage (6'3/220) made headlines last season when he scored eight touchdowns against the moving-walkway-of-a-defense that is Texas Tech. He rushed for 137 yards in that game -- the only contest of the season in which he surpassed 100 yards on the ground. Ballage finished up having rushed for 536 yards (4.3 YPC) and 14 touchdowns. Those numbers fail to stand out to any serious degree beyond the impressive touchdown tally (it doesn't help that he splits carries with Demario Richard), but Ballage is a legitimate weapon in the passing game, too, logging a 44-469-1 receiving line in 2016.
Jun 30 - 4:44 PM


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