Top talent gravitates to Tempe

Top talent gravitates to Tempe

Talent from every field gravitates towards Arizona State.  On the baseball field, stars like Barry Bonds and Reggie Jackson once wore a Sun Devils uniform.  In the field of theoretical physics ASU  has world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Lawrence Krauss – who chose Arizona State University for his School of Earth and Space Exploration. But it’s football season, so let’s talk about that field of expertise. 

In early September a certain running back by the name of Kalen Ballage scored 8 touchdowns against Texas Tech – making him a name people won’t soon forget.  But with a record of 5-3, Arizona State needs to remind themselves that those kinds of games aren’t a thing of the past.  A handful of playmakers – including Kalen Ballage,  are coming back next year.  And ASU flipped a 4 star commitment to Oregon by landing the 7th ranked QB in the nation, Ryan Kelley  – a duel threat quarterdeck that makes defenders shake in their boots.


When Jake Plumber led the Sun Devils to a Rose Bowl, he did so by running and passing to move the ball down field.  I think Ryan Kelley has that type of talent and considering he’ll be joining a team with a player that has scored 8 touchdowns in a game – I think things are just heating up in Tempe.

Ryan Kelley


Hometown: Chandler, AZ

School: Basha High School

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 175

Rating: 4 stars

We recently had the opportunity to interview Ryan Kelley and learn a little bit about his deciding factors on which school he chose.  Here are some highlights from our interview.

Q: Who’s your biggest influence when it comes to football?

A: “For sure my parents”

Q: What made you choose Arizona State?

A: “I’ve always really liked ASU for their school and their football growing up and having such great relationships with all the coaches on their staff just made ASU that much better”

Q: Have you already decided on what your major is going to be at ASU in the fall?

A: “I have no idea what I want to study yet”

Q: Which NFL team would you like to play for the most?

A: “It would be a blessing to play for any NFL team!”

We all look forward to watching Ryan Kelley play on Saturdays for the Sun Devils and in the meantime you can follow him on Twitter @Ryankelley_14

 Arizona State logo courtesy of : By Arizona State University Athletics ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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