Fortunately for Arizona, LSU transfer Jordan Allen visited Tucson on Wednesday and Thursday and he would be eligible immediately.
"The campus seemed nice and it seemed like everyone is happy with where everything is going," Allen said. "It sounded like I could be an important piece to puzzle with the way I play all out all the time."
Allen has heard a similar refrain from most about his abilities.
"Coaches have always told me that they like the way I play through the whistle and that I leave everything out on the field," he said. "That's always been used as a compliment. To me, that is just part of playing football."
Now that Allen has visited TCU, UL-Lafayette and Arizona, a decision appears to be near.
"Southern Miss is also in the picture, but those are the schools that I'm mainly looking at," Allen said. "I want to get there as soon as possible, so I've got some things to look at and compare."
Chief among these variables will be how he fits into the style of play at his new school.
"I can bring some different stuff to the football field by getting after the passer and playing the run," he said. "I've practiced against really good players, so there is nothing that will really intimidate me.
"I also want to go a place that values me as a person and not just a football player. I want to get as good a read on that as possible because I'm at the last stage of my college career and I want to go out with a bang."