With five defensive backs lining up in the base defense, UA coaches are looking for players equally adept at dropping into coverage and playing the run, which is why the team is recruiting 2013 Bamberg (S.C.) safety Nicholas Halmon.
"Coach Gibson came by my school the other day," Halmon said. "I think he really liked me and was impressed with what he saw. He really liked my highlight clips and offered me shortly after looking at them.
"It felt good to get that offer. Arizona and Vanderbilt are the two biggest schools to offer me.
"I would like to get down there at some point and check out the school and the facilities."
Although Halmon is paying more attention to recruiters, his top priority remains improving his football skills.
"I don't have anything in particular I'm looking to improve on this summer," Halmon said. "I'm looking to improve everything. I'm going to do everything I can this summer to become as good as possible for next season.
"I want to focus on getting quicker and stronger and just becoming a better football player."
Despite several schools pushing for a commitment, Halmon is in no rush to make a decision.
"As of now I plan on deciding on Signing Day," Halmon said. "Obviously things can change, but I want to take my time and make the best decision possible."