Drew PineOne of the quarterbacks in the NCAA’s transfer portal announced Monday that he is transferring to Arizona State from Notre Dame.

Pine visited ASU over the weekend, sources said, and clicked with first-year head coach Kenny Dillingham. Pyne admired Dillingham’s burgeoning career. Bo Nix At Oregon last year and he attracted new energy to the program and playing a quarterback-friendly head coach.

According to sources, Pine felt the momentum building in the program. Payne’s addition marks the 26th new recruit or transfer since Dillingham’s hiring in late November, and Payne left Tempe to be part of the rebuilding program. While ASU needs to reload on the offensive line, it’s arguable that none of his individual words were more than Pin.

Pine has three years of eligibility remaining. He comes to ASU after starting 10 games at Notre Dame last season, leading them to an 8-2 record and finishing 20th nationally in individual quarterback efficiency during the regular season. Pine has thrown 22 touchdown passes and completed 64.6% of his passes overall. That 8-2 record includes a 4-1 record against top 25 teams.

Pine has impressed the Arizona State staff with his productivity in a pro-style system that is generally conservative and lacks flexible weapons. Michael Mayer Notre Dame’s top passing game was a threat. Pine has shown strength in his ability to create plays and make plays. Although Pinee is not imposing at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, he has shown the ability to stay healthy and absorb hits without injury. He also takes care of the ball, has a quick swing when throwing and has shown the ability to deliver from different platforms.

After the 2021 season, Arizona State finished 3-9 last season, with many of the program’s best players fleeing the transfer portal when former coach Herm Edwards’ program was let go. Edwards was fired in September.

The addition of Payne gives Dillingham’s rebuilding effort a linchpin player for the coming seasons. He joins some strong offensive weapons as both secondary receivers Elijah Badger (866 yards) and a secondary tight end Interlace Conyers (422 yards) emerged as two of the most promising young talent players in the Pac-12 last year.

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