Coaches make the difference for Wilborn

Kylan Wilborn committed to Arizona on Tuesday night. Read on to see why he decided to become a Wildcat.

Arizona made Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame linebacker Kylan Wilborn one of its biggest defensive priorities and it paid off on Tuesday night with a commitment.

“Honestly, it came down to the coaches for me,” Wilborn said. “Coach Rodriguez, Coach Dews, Coach Yates and Dudek were all great. I just felt more of a connection with them than any other staff.”

The Wildcats were the biggest offer for the 6-foot-1, 235-pound three-star, but that’s not what Wilborn’s recruitment came down to.

“They knew all about who I was and they have an idea of what they want to do with me,” Wilborn said. “There just seemed to be an enthusiasm in the coaching staff that was second to none.”

In addition, Wilborn is confident that the coaches can help him get to where he wants to be as a football player.

“I want to go to a place where the coaches are cool, but they also push me to be the best player I can be,” he said. “I have a great feeling these coaches will do that.”

Wilborn already has a pretty good idea of how the coaching staff will use him once he gets on campus.

“They told me they could see me moving all over the defense, but when I’m at linebacker they want me to rush the passer,” he said. “I love blowing by the offensive linemen, so I was happy to hear that."


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