Arizona State coach Todd Graham said Thursday that redshirt junior Manny Wilkins is the Sun Devils’ starting quarterback until further notice.
Graham spoke in the renovated media room on day when ASU showed off its improved football facilities. The weight room and training and film rooms all received facelifts.
Todd Graham on ASU QB battle: we have a starter (in Manny Wilkins). It's his job until someone beats him out.
— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) July 20, 2017
Wilkins played in 10 games in 2016 and threw for 2,329 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Most anticipate that he’ll be part of a quarterback battle that includes redshirt sophomore Brady White, sophomore Dillon Sterling-Cole and Alabama transfer Blake Barnett.
Barnett was the No. 1 overall QB recruit in 2015 and was expected to start for the Crimson Tide. He was beaten out by Jalen Hurts.
Wilkins has a talented group behind him heading into the 2017 season, and Graham made it clear that it’s Wilkins’ job to lose.