Arizona recruiting linebacker hard

Arizona has offered linebacker Donavin Buck and is aggressively recruiting him. Read on for his reaction, thoughts on the process, and more.

Brawley (Calif.) 2014 linebacker Donavin Buck fits the description of the type of front six player Rich Rodriguez is trying to bring to Arizona.

"The Arizona coaches have been sending me a lot of stuff," Buck said. "They think my flexibility fits in well. They like that I have a bigger frame and they think I can move around a little in their system."

Buck feels that Arizona has a lot of positive qualities that intrigue him.

"It's a school that has something going for it," Buck said. "They play in a big conference and did some good things last season in the coaches first year."

In addition, Buck seems unsure as to whether or not location will matter when making his decision.

"I'm not opposed to leaving and playing somewhere else, but at the same time it would still be kind of fun to stay out west and be able to play in front of a lot of the people I went to school with," he said.

In terms of a visit, Buck would like to get out to Tucson as soon as possible.

"I've actually got some friends who go to school out there and they love it," Buck said. "They say it's a beautiful campus and a fun place to be.

"I'm sure I will talk with Coach Rodriguez about getting out there and when is best. Other than trying to get out to Arizona I don't have any visits or camps planned."

Although Buck will look at the football aspect of each school, it will not be the biggest factor in making a decision.

"Academics will play the biggest role in the decision," Buck said. "I want to major in mechanical engineering and while I want to go to a good place to play football, going to a good place for my major will really be a big part of my decision.

"I've given a lot of thought to my academics and it's an area I want to take advantage of in college and I want to make sure the school is serious about academics."

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