Arizona’s recruiting momentum continued on Monday with the commitment of Marrero (La.) John Ehret safety Jarrius Wallace.
“It feels great to commit to Arizona,” Wallace said. “It’s a relief because it has been in the back of my mind.”
Rich Rodriguez visited Wallace on Monday and was able to answer any doubts that the three-star safety had.
“When I talked to them and asked my questions and got the information I was really looking for I told them I would get back to them and I had a feeling I would commit,” Wallace said.
Wallace visited Arizona this past weekend and while it was impressive, it actually wasn’t the deciding factor.
“The visit was nice,” Wallace said. “When you go there they give you everything you want and make sure you like everything.
“It wasn't about that though. My commitment was about going to a place I knew I would be happy at.”
Arizona’s coaching staff made an impression on Wallace due in large part to the new scheme the Wildcats will be running.
“I like the new coaches a lot,” Wallace said. “I feel comfortable with them and as far as fitting in they are going to run five defensive backs as their main formation, so there is a good chance I will be able to come in and play right away.”
The opportunity to play right away was a factor, but not as big as one might think.
“It wasn't a big deal,” Wallace said. “It is just about my education and that was the big deal to me.
“My decision wasn’t completely about football because I know I can play football anywhere.”