Poland excited about future

Jordan Poland committed to Arizona last week. Read on to see why, where he sees his future, and more.

Last week, Arizona received a commitment from 6-foot-8, 335-pound La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day School offensive lineman Jordan Poland.

Poland left his USC commitment to become a Wildcat and says that it simply came down to being more comfortable.

"I fell in love with the U of A's coaching staff from day one," Poland said. "I just thought it would be a better fit for me academically and on the field. I love the team chemistry and the whole Arizona atmosphere."

Originally, Poland wanted to enroll at USC early. However, he now plans to be at Arizona in the summer.

"I had thought about enrolling early, but I was just going to enroll in the summer," he said. "There were some talks, but that is all changed now and I'll be at Arizona in the summer."

Poland admits that the change in coaching staffs at USC is a big reason why he decided to not be a Trojan any more.

"I was dead set with the previous staff at USC," he said. "Sarkisian and his guys will be a great staff and I wish them the best. I was just more concerned with my decision and what was best for me and my future."

The three-star lineman has high expectations for his future at Arizona and believes he can reach them.

"What really sold me was the team itself," Poland said. "When I went up there, the team was really welcoming and they were all working hard. That's what I wanted.

"I wanted to be on the same page as my teammates and work towards a common goal: winning a National Championship. That's what I think we can accomplish there at Arizona."

Poland may have been recruited to USC to play in more of a conventional offense, but he feels he fits in well with what Arizona is going to do offensively.

"I feel like I fit in great," Poland said. "I want to go in there and earn everything. Coach Michalczik knows what he is doing with the big tackles. I want to absorb every piece of info that he tries to give me so I can get myself ready for the next level after college."

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