Elvira has always been a Wildcat

Paul Elvira has always wanted to play football at Arizona and now he will get his wish. Read on to see where he is excited, how he will fit in, and more.

Although Tempe Marcos De Niza wide receiver Paul Elvira was overshadowed by more high profile teammates, he was every bit as important to his high school team's success. Elvira's name is all over the Marcos De Niza record book and he attributes his success to hard work.

"I really try to dedicate myself to football and train while other kids are taking it easy," Elvira said. "I wanted to play college football and I'm close to achieving the goal and playing for my favorite school in the process."

Despite growing up in Phoenix, Elvira has always been a Wildcat at heart.

"There wasn't any particular moment that I knew I wanted to become a Wildcat," Elvira said. "I've been an Arizona fan my entire life. We've had season tickets, so when they offered me I jumped at it. It's kind of rare to get to play for the school you grew rooting for and I'm going to soak up the opportunity."

Elvira believes he fits in well with what Arizona wants to do and has big goals for the next level.

"Coach Rodriguez believes I can play any of the four wide receiver spots," Elvira said. "The positions are all different and require different approaches and it's on me to really study the playbook to where I can get to the point where coach feels comfortable putting me out there."

In addition, Elvira is confident that he will have a chance to contribute early in his career at Arizona.

"I know it's hard for some skill guys to make an early impact, but I'm working hard and just trying to visualize doing well and contributing early," he said. "I think I have a good head for the game and that is obviously an advantage."

Not only does Elvira excel on the field, but he has also done well for himself in the classroom.

"I want to major in sports medicine or something in that area," Elvira said. "I've given it thought and I think that is where my future could be. I'm excited for the athletics and the academics."


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