Glover excited about commitment

The Arizona Wildcats received a commitment cornerback Patrick Glover on Thursday. Read on to find out why he made the decision, his thoughts on the future, and more.

On Thursday afternoon, the Arizona Wildcats received a commitment from Scottsdale Community College cornerback Patrick Glover. It was the second defensive commitment for the Wildcats in as many days.

"I just committed to the coaches at Arizona," Glover said. "I couldn't be any happier. It is a great school and they have great facilities.

"They have an amazing coaching staff and I'm buying into everything that Coach Rich Rodriguez is trying to do here at Arizona. I just couldn't be any happier."

The junior college freshman made a trip down to Tucson and felt right at home on the campus.

"I feel like it is a perfect fit for me," he said. "I believe in everything that they have going on. I'm just ready to go and I can't wait to be a Wildcat."

Glover spent the day with a few of the Wildcat coaches. They showed him around campus and gave him a tour of the nearly finished North End Zone Project.

"I got to see the stadium, the new facilities and a few other things," Glover said. "We took a golf cart ride around the entire campus with Coach (Matt Dudek) and Coach (Charlie Ragle). Most of what I saw was around the new facilities, but we got to see some of the other places around campus as well."

On the trip, many things stood out to the cornerback, but there was one thing that stood above the rest and that was the coaches.

"If I had to pick one specific thing that pushed me over the edge, it would be the coaches," he said. "The coaches are great guys. I feel like they don't just want me for my talent, but that they actually believe in me and want me to succeed. They are the kind of people that I want to be around for the next few years.

"The other thing that I could say is the new facilities. It is a huge deal at Arizona. They are setting the field; the weight room and the locker rooms up really nice. The whole set up is a great thing."

While touring the new facilities, Glover took note of the state-of-the-art concepts that were being implemented. Among those was the new locker room and the weight room.

"The most impressive part was the giant 'A' in the locker room. I've never seen anything like it.

"Coach Rodriguez was telling me about these weight lifting machines that they are getting," Glover said. "Only a few other schools in the country are getting those machines. There's also an area near the front of the visitor's entrance that is a simulation room with video screens all around and that was really cool."

The scholarship offer from Arizona was the only one that Glover had, but his recruitment still flowed like many others. He had contact with the Arizona coaches on a regular basis and always knew how to get in touch with them.

"Coach Ragle has been my main recruiter this entire time," Glover said. "We would talk all the time and have gotten close over the last few months. We talk on the phone a lot or we will message online at times.

"Dudek has been really helpful in the process, as well. Whenever I have a question, I just call him up and he always has an answer for me. Him and Coach (David Lockwood) have been really helpful for me."

The cornerback didn't have quite the year that he had hoped. After recording fifty tackles and grabbing three interceptions for Mesa Mountain View in his senior year of high school, Glover had just eleven tackles and a pass break up in 2012 at Scottsdale.

He was hampered by a concussion, but passed all of his tests and remained active with his team throughout the season and into the spring.

"Last year at Scottsdale, I received a concussion against Arizona Western, but I wasn't out very long," he said. "I only missed one week and I am completely healthy now.

"I went through our spring drills and I've talked to all the trainers. I'm 100-percent now and I just consider it a little ding that I had."


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