Anthony Rose, a linebacker from Tempe Marcos de Niza High School, has verbally committed to play football at Arizona State, according to DevilsDigest.com.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Rose had 154 tackles and three sacks for the Padres last season, earning honors as Class 5A-II Pima Region defensive player of the year.
Rose could play safety in college. He is ASU’s third known verbal commitment in the 2009 recruiting class. Safety Matt Tucker of Aurora, Colo., pledged in March, and quarterback Brock Osweiler of Kalispell, Mont., committed in April.
• Amanda Blumenherst of Scottsdale and Stacy Lewis of The Woodlands, Texas, won their four-ball match 3 and 1 and Blumenherst teamed with Tiffany Joh of San Diego for a 1-up victory in the foursomes competition on the first day of Curtis Cup matches between the U.S. and England in St. Andrew’s, Scotland.
• Stock cars take center stage with the Super Stock Touring Series running on Manzanita Speedway’s half-mile track tonight in Phoenix.
Factory stocks and dwarf cars will also race tonight on the one-third-mile oval.
Chris Odom is tied with Ron Funk for the points lead in Super Stock Touring Series, and he will be seeking his third straight win at the track. In February, Odom beat two-time Super Stock champion Kenny Gill with Funk in third. He beat Don Costa, the 2007 champion, on April 19 with Funk finishing in sixth place.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing taking the first green flag at 7 p.m.