“Getting to the school and seeing how beautiful it was was a major eye opener,” Halimon said. “I knew it would be good, but didn’t expect that. The place looked like a great spot to spend college.
“On the field I didn’t have a ton of questions. The offense speaks for itself and the coach always has offenses that put a ton of pressure on the defense.
"Plus, he plays a ton of players and it seems that everyone is able to contribute. It really was an easy decision for me.”
As is usually the case with a recruit from the South, Calvin Magee was a big influence on the commitment.
“Coach Magee did a really good job with me," Halimon said. "He said they thought my tape was really good and they liked the vision that I showed.”
It’s Halimon’s vision that he credits with making him the player he is.
“I’ve always had the ability to be able to make that play that requires that I see the entire field," Halimon said. "I try to run fast, but smart in that I try to set up my blockers and not try to outrun my play.”
Improving his speed will be one of Halimon’s top priorities.
“I ran a 4.49 at a camp in Chicago," Halimon said. "I was happy with that, but I know I can get even better. That will be a major focus of mine before I hit the University of Arizona.
"Coach Rodriguez wants guys that can take it to the house. I want to be one of those guys.”