Sterling, a 6-foot-2, 226 pound linebacker from Chandler, Arizona, originally committed to Arizona State out of the class of 2014. However, Santana would eventually transfer to Mesa Community College where he collected 105 tackles in 11 games last season..
As a JUCO transfer, Sterling will join the Huskies this fall with two years of eligibility remaining. He will help augment a linebacking corp that lost EJ Levenberry for the season to a torn ACL.
With Junior Joseph and Vontae Diggs serving as the only linebackers firmly entrenched as a starters, Sterling will have the chance to compete for the third linebacker position in defensive coordinator Billy Crocker’s 3-3-5 defense.
Out of high school, Sterling was rated as a 2-star prospect with just a single FBS offer from Arizona State, but received interest from Arizona, Cal and Colorado.
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