Arizona State QB Jaden Rashada to enter transfer portal

Arizona State freshman quarterback Jaden Rashada is set to enter the transfer portal, his agent Henry Organ of Disruptive Sports told ESPN on Thursday.

Rashada appeared in three games for the Sun Devils last fall, passing for 485 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. ESPN's No. 31 overall recruit in the 2023 class initially signed with Florida but was released from his national letter of intent after a $13 million name, image and likeness agreement fell through with Florida's Gator Collective. The Pittsburg, California, native eventually signed with Arizona State, where his father, Harlen, played defensive back from 1992 to 1994.

Jaden Rashada posted a message to social media thanking his Arizona State teammates and coaches and saying he is "seeking the best fit for my career."

Rashada has four years of eligibility left and will become one of the top players available in the spring transfer cycle, which opened Tuesday and lasts through the end of the month.

He opened the 2023 season as Arizona State's starter but missed most of the year with a knee injury. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Rashada missed spring practice with the Sun Devils following offseason thumb surgery.

"Someone will be getting an elite talent and a great person!! Will always be rooting for you!" Arizona State coach Kenny Dillingham posted on social media, acknowledging Rashada's plans.

Arizona State returns senior quarterback Trenton Bourguet and added Sam Leavitt, a transfer from Michigan State.