There was a good chance Michael Eubank could have picked up more offers if he waited a little longer but the Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback already found the school that he felt suited him best and so he wanted to end his recruitment.
Eubank, one of the fastest-rising quarterbacks in the country, committed to Arizona State this weekend over Washington, Arizona, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State and others.
"I was ready to make my commitment," Eubank said. "I was ready to settle down and pick the school I wanted. I had the schools I wanted already.
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"People asked me, 'Why didn't you wait, more offers could have come,' but honestly I was happy with the offers I had because those were the schools that decided to take a chance on me. They didn't want to wait, they knew it and said he could be a guy for us. I was satisfied with the offers I had.
"My top three were Arizona, Washington and Arizona State and I just wanted to analyze them and their coaching staffs and I did and my mother did also. We sat down and we prayed about it and came to the conclusion to go to ASU."
The Sun Devils' coaching staff played a major role in the decision for Eubank, who threw for 2,831 yards with 22 touchdowns and three interceptions and also rushed for 1,329 yards and 19 scores this season.
The 6-foot-5, 232-pound prospect has developed a good relationship with the entire offensive staff but especially offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone. Eubank thinks the two can work well together.
"The staff played a big role," Eubank said. "I talked to coach Mazzone. They're eager to get me up there and want to see how I can play in the offense, sort of coming from a similar offense to theirs.
"They want to get me running the ball. They really like that I can pass the ball at the same time so they want me to run and pass and spread defenses out and open things up for the offense."
The Sun Devils also have a commitment from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft quarterback Michael Bercovici but Eubank said he's not going to shy away from competition. Wherever Eubank ended up he'd have to compete so he's looking forward to working hard for playing time.
"Competition is prevalent wherever you go," Eubank said. "I really want to go to this school and I'm going to compete."