Sanders aiming for a Rose Bowl

Yamen Sanders may have been under the radar for a good portion of the recruiting cycle, but Arizona is happy to have him. Read on for his thoughts on signing, his goals at Arizona, and more.

He hasn't been committed to Arizona for long, but that doesn't mean Yamen Sanders isn't happy as he can be to officially sign with the Wildcats.

"I'm very excited to be signing my letter to University of Arizona," Sanders said. "It's just another stepping stone to get to the next level."

It was a late January visit to the school's Tucson campus that helped the 6-foot-4, 185-pound safety decide that he wants to spend his college career donning the cardinal and Navy of UA.

"After my visit a few weeks ago the coaches came out here and talked with me and I knew I wanted to commit," Sanders said. "They campus was very nice and the facilities were very nice as well."

The decision to end his recruitment and choose Arizona over schools like Wyoming and Illinois was made even easier by the relationship that he developed with head coach Rich Rodriguez.

"We're pretty tight, coach Rod is my boy," Sanders said. "I feel like he knows how to coach college players, he's well-spoken and he's funny as well. He connects with us players really well."

Even though he's still a few months away from starting his college career at Arizona, Sanders has already given some thought to the things that he would like to accomplish during his playing days in Tucson.

"I hope to be a starter at one point in my career and I definitely want to get my degree," Sanders said. "If it's possible when my career at Arizona is over I'd like to get drafted.

"As a team, we're definitely trying to get to a Rose Bowl and compete in a bowl game every year that I'm there. I think I'm going to help make that happen."

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