Lineman discusses commitment

Offensive lineman Kaige Lawrence committed to Arizona on Friday. Read on to see what made him choose the Wildcats and more.

It's no secret that the Arizona coaching staff is looking to get bigger along the line and the commitment of 2014 Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Chaffey Junior College offensive Kaige Lawrence will help that.

"Coach Rodriguez said he really liked my game," Lawrence said. "He said they're looking for offensive linemen who can move and they're moving away from the huge, slow lineman of years' past. He liked the fact that I'm big, but I can move and that I play with aggression."

Lawrence didn't have to think long before pledging to UA.

"When he offered me it was a no-brainer," Lawrence said. "I like Coach a lot. You can see everything is headed in the right direction and I'm closer to my dream of playing for a big-time college and playing in a big time conference."

The offensive lineman was hearing from numerous schools, but Arizona was the most consistent in his recruitment.

"There were a couple schools that showed me interest, but none of them showed the interest that Arizona did," Lawrence said.

"California told me awhile back that they like my game. I've also heard from San Diego State, and Florida Atlantic."

Now that he has made a decision, Lawrence is eager to get to the next level.

"I feel I can get a little bit of a head start because I can transfer in early and being able to go through conditioning and drills should be a big advantage," Lawrence said.

"I wanted to commit to the best school possible as early as possible. Now that I have decision out of the way I can focus on getting ready for the future."

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