DENVER -- Quarterback Jack Elway, son of Hall of Famer John
Elway, has verbally committed to playing for Arizona State, the
Rocky Mountain News reported Saturday.
The younger Elway has thrown for 1,677 yards and 21 touchdowns
this season at Cherry Creek High School in Denver. He visited
Arizona State last weekend, watching the unbeaten Sun Devils beat
John Elway, who was an all-American at Stanford before helping
the Denver Broncos to two Super Bowl titles, has been serving as
Cherry Creek's quarterbacks coach this season.
Cherry Creek coach Greg Critchett said he hasn't spoken with his
quarterback about his college commitment but had heard from players
and coaches that he had chosen Arizona State.
"He'll be great there," Critchett said. "His style is perfect
for them. He can run and move around in the pocket. He's one of
those kids where, even if you didn't know his last name, you'd say,
'That's a kid I want on my team.' "
Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson was offensive coordinator on
the staff of Jack Elway Sr., John's father at San Jose State from
1979 to 1981.