New Westminster (B.C.) 2015 offensive tackle Harper Sherman didn’t watch the UA’s blow out win over UNLV this past week, but he knows enough about it to be impressed.
“I wasn’t actually able to catch their game this week because I was on vacation,” Sherman said. “When I got a moment to look over everything it seemed like they played a really good game. Honestly, that doesn’t surprise me though.”
Sherman is expecting big things out of the Wildcats in coming years.
“I had some pretty good offers from schools all over, but Arizona had a different type of feeling going for it," Sherman said. "I kind of wanted to get in the program before everything really gets big.
"You can tell by watching them that they are getting better every year and watching them in practice was really cool.”
It was that practice time that helped Sherman make the decision to become a Wildcat.
“I knew for a couple weeks that Arizona was probably the school that I would be committing too, but getting out there and seeing how focused every practice was, how hard everyone competed, and the fact that the coaches were always coaching really sold me," he said.
“There was literally no down time and it just seemed like everything had a purpose.”
It’s that kind of purpose that Sherman was looking for in a prospective school.
“Being from so far away like I am, I wanted to get to see a different way of doing things and at Arizona it’s college football at it’s best," Sherman said.
"It’s a little bit of a different mindset up here, which certainly isn’t bad. Arizona will push me to become the best player I can be and hopefully help the program get even better.”