Whiley in no hurry

Arizona is once again making it a priority to recruit in-state. Read on to see how it is doing with Scottsdale Chaparral athlete Tyler Whiley.

Like any good coach, one of the top priorities for Rich Rodriguez is to keep in-state talent home, and there is no school he has focused more attention on than Scottsdale Chaparral.

Chaparral is annually loaded with talent and the next few years won't be any different. The Wildcats have brought in a number of players from Chaparral to visit Arizona and 2014 cornerback Tyler Whiley is one of them.

Whiley recently took a trip to campus to participate in its 7-on-7 tournament.

"It was a good visit," Whiley said. "I didn't really check out the new stadium and stuff because of the passing league and camp. The coaches were kind of busy with keeping score and coaching, but I still got to talk with them."

Arizona's pitch to Whiley has been consistent and the coaching staff is recruiting him to play both sides of the ball.

"They think I'm very flexible," Whiley said. "They said I could play on either side of the ball. They think I can be a shutdown cornerback or a playmaking wide receiver."

Whiley claims no school sticks out over another, but plans on visiting San Diego State, USC, and UCLA in the coming weeks.

Once those visits are done, there is a good chance that Whiley will sit down and look at narrowing down his list.

"I want to play early and find a coaching staff that has plans for the program," Whiley said. "I want to get a top seven list by the start of the season, take some visits and then come up with a decision. I'm not even sure what I want to major in, so I'm in no hurry."

Wildcat Authority Top Stories