Arizona commit working hard

Derek Babiash is not interested in hearing from other schools. The Arizona commit is instead focusing on the upcoming season and is already excited for the future.

Poway (Calif.) cornerback Derrick Babiash is one of the most high-profile recruits to commit to the new Wildcat coaching staff.

The 5-foot-10 cornerback had numerous high profile schools to choose from, but committed to his favorite coaching staff.

"I had a lot of good schools and coaches recruiting me," Babiash said. "There was something about the Arizona coaching staff that I liked.

"They're personable but they're also focused on football and that definitely goes with what I want to do."

While Babiash chose his future college destination this summer, he also stayed focused on improving his skills.

"I had a good summer," Babiash said. "I didn't go to any camps or anything like that because it wouldn't serve a purpose. I already know where I want to go.

"It was nice because I was able to concentrate on getting better. There a lot of things that I need to improve on to contribute at the next level. I need to get quicker and continue to get stronger, and I' m going to get there."

While Babiash has high expectations for himself, the Arizona coaching staff shares the sentiment.

"The coaches believe I can come in and make an instant impact," Babiash said. "They say there is definitely an opportunity for a first-year guy to contribute and they believe my size and skills can help do that.

"I feel I'm good at tracking the ball and making plays in space and the coaches also like that aspect of my game. I'm just excited to get down there and start playing."

Although he is committed, don't expect schools to stop recruiting Babiash. "I'm hearing from different schools," Babiash said. "ASU calls me a lot, but I don't answer because I'm not interested."

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