Like a good percentage of his UA classmates, 2015 Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty High defensive back Anthony Mariscal is slated to arrive on campus in early June, but he has another athletic matter to take care of first.
“Right now I’m doing track and we still have a ways to go,” Mariscal said. “We’re pretty good and we have big hopes come June.”
Depending on how the track season finishes, Mariscal will arrive at Arizona on June 6th or 7th.
“Track is fun, but man, I can’t wait to get to Arizona," he said. "The visits have been great and the coaches have been super. They talk to me all the time about how they see my game developing."
Mariscal may remind fans of a recent Arizona safety.
“I would say I’m a little bit like Jared Tevis," he said. "I’m far from the biggest player out there, but I like getting in the box and making plays when need be and I think that is something the coaches really like about me.”
In addition, Mariscal is also working on mastering the mental parts of the game.
“I have good speed, but I also have good peripheral vision and I think that helps me when I’m engaging blocks and chasing cross field.”
Football won't be Mariscal's only focus.
“Academics are a big part of what I want to do in college," he said. "I’d like to do something like business or kinesiology.
"Whatever I decide to do, I’m going to go all out in my undergrad works. I’m going to take advantage of the Arizona education.”