Arizona Western is traditionally one of the better junior college football programs in the country and this past season’s team might be the best.
Future Arizona safety Paul Magloire was a big reason why.
“It was really special to be part of this team and this group of guys,” Magloire said. “We were 12-1 and maybe the best team in school history. There have been some really good teams to play here, but we carved out our own spot.
“I had over 100 tackles and a bunch of sacks, interceptions and all that stuff. Basically I tried to get my name in as many stats as possible.”
Magloire is planning on making a big impact for his future team.
“It was a tough game against Oregon and I wanted to go out there and help the guys, but things are really good," he said. "When you look at the kind of games they won this season, it really is a statement about where the team is headed and I want to continue that.”
It was this desire to be great that attracted Arizona coaches.
“They’ve talked to me about how they like that I am all about football and I’m ready to come in and play," Magloire said. “I feel I have an excellent chance to get playing time if I play up to my abilities.
"There are a few graduating safeties and, being a little older, I have a little bit of a head start. I’m big and can move, but I’m not even close to the player that I can be. I know it will be a tough competition when I get there, but I’m ready.”