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Eubank comfortable at ASU

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Michael Eubank had been committed to Arizona State but in the final weeks before National Signing Day the Corona (Calif.) Centennial four-star quarterback took visits to Utah and Pittsburgh which concerned the Sun Devils' faithful.
But on Wednesday all those fears subsided when the 6-foot-5, 232-pounder put an Arizona State hat on during a Fox Sports broadcast and said despite taking visits he always felt most comfortable with Arizona State and its coaching staff.
"Mainly, talking it over with my mother and my pastor and my mentor I wanted to open up my options a little bit and check out my surroundings and look at the other colleges that were interested in me and maybe something else might pop up that could benefit my future," Eubank said.
"I felt so comfortable at Arizona State. When I had coach (Dennis) Erickson at home and we went to Erickson during my visit it just felt like a family atmosphere.
"He connected with my mother very well and that's sometimes hard to do because she can be hard on people. He connected with my family very well. I was reassured when I get there I'll be taken care of and I'm pretty sure he's a man of his word."
Eubank had a huge senior season throwing for 2,831 yards with 22 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for 1,329 yards and 19 scores. Rivals.com rates him as the eighth-best dual-threat quarterback nationally, No. 193 in the class and No. 22 in the California state rankings.
Arizona State's quarterback class is solid with Eubank and three-star Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft product Michael Bercovici. Eubank said style of offense did play a role in his decision but more than anything it was how comfortable he felt with Erickson and Arizona State's entire program.
"(The offense) kind of did mainly because I'm so comfortable with it," Eubank said. "I've been running it for four years so making that transition to another college wouldn't be so hard."
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