Jayden Daniels was the starting quarterback for his varsity team the day he showed up as a high school freshman.

Now his college career is starting off much the same way.

After a competitive battle, Daniels, a true freshman, was named the Arizona State starter by coach Herm Edwards, who Monday night confirmed what had been widely speculated the previous week.

Daniels becomes the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Sun Devils.

Another true freshman, Joey Yellen, will be Daniels’ backup.

“It says a lot about him and his ability right now to do some things we feel real good about,” Edwards said. “That’s how we’re going to roll.”

Edwards was quick to point out Daniels has some veterans around him on

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