Price happy with decision

Long Beach Poly safety David Price signed with Arizona this past weekend. Read on to see why he made that decision, how he thinks he will fit in, and more.

This past weekend, Long Beach Poly (Calif.) 2013 safety David Price signed to play football at the University of Arizona.

After touring the campus and talking with the UA coaching staff, Price felt the time to commit was right.

"The visit was pretty good," Price said. "It just kind of answered the questions I had about any school that I was going to attend."

Price had a good idea he would sign with Arizona, but wanted a clearer picture of how he would fit with Arizona's defense.

"I like the kind of defense the coaches have to offer and I like the fact that they want everyone to come in and compete for playing time immediately," he said. "They want the secondary to be a strength, so the front can focus on disrupting the offense."

In addition to how he fits on the field, Price liked the overall belief of the team.

"The campus environment was also nice and it seemed like everybody is working and pushing for the same goal," he said.

While the secondary certainly had its moments last season, Price is still filling a position of need.

"I like the defensive approach the coaches have in that they always try to get the best players on field and the defense plays a lot of defensive backs," Price said.

"They just want to stock players at that position because they want versatile guys who can do different things."

Price is relieved his recruitment is over and he is ready to become a Pac-12 athlete.

"It feels great to be committed and be able to play against major west coast schools," Price said. "I kind of knew I would end up at a good school and Arizona made me feel like I was at home.

"The team has made good improvement and the atmosphere was fun and I'm just happy to be a Wildcat and ready to start working."


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