Chacho Ulloa to Arizona

Four-star safety Chacho Ulloa has signed with Arizona. Read on for the latest.

You could make a case that the most unlikely player to sign with Arizona on Wednesday is 5-foot-11, 190-pound Corona (Calif.) Centennial safety Chacho Ulloa.

Once a Stanford commit, Ulloa never seriously considered the Wildcats until the changes on the defensive staff.

In fact, the defensive staff made quite an impression when Ulloa made an official visit in late January.

"I liked what the coaches had to say and their plan for using me,” Ulloa said. “It's a young staff with great energy and they have a bright future for sure.

"They plan to run five DBs in their base defense with three safeties. I would learn all three safety spots, but they like me mostly as a boundary safety because he's the quarterback of the defense.”

Oregon had been one of Ulloa’s favorite schools, but it appeared the Ducks did not have a scholarship for him.

He could have taken a visit the last weekend before Signing Day, but chose not to, which was an indication that Arizona was the place for him.

What kind of player is Arizona getting?

“He might be the most instinctual safety out West and is always around the football,” Greg Biggins writes. “He was always good for at least one turnover a game, whether that was causing a fumble, picking off a pass or recovering a fumble.

“He's a better athlete than given credit for and is solid in pass support. He really excels as a run stuffer and is a sure tackle who loves the physical side of the game. He has a great work ethic off the field and is a tremendous student as well.”

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