Schooler breaks down commitment

Colin Schooler committed to Arizona on Tuesday. Read on to see why that is and more.

Mission Viejo (Calif.) linebacker Colin Schooler has not yet been to Arizona's campus, but that did not stop him from committing on Tuesday.

"I have not taken my official visit yet," Schooler said. "I am going to visit on January 2. I talked with my family and we decided that would be the best fit for me.

"I like what Coach Yates and Coach Rod have been telling me and the new hire of Coach Boone. Arizona also has a couple of majors that I am interested in."

New linebackers coach Scott Boone has yet to arrive in Tucson, but is already making an impact.

"I knew Coach Boone while he was at Nevada," Schooler said. "I did not know him for very long. He recruited me for a little. When I met him he was a very exciting guy and full of energy. He is a guy that you would want to play for."

The 6-foot-1, 225-poiund three-star linebacker is confident in his ability.

"I am not sure which one, but I will be playing linebacker," he said. "You never know, but all you want is a chance to play early. If I have to redshirt, I will do that, but I am looking to start my freshman year."

Schooler's biggest offer was Arizona, but it is a scenario he is familiar with. Colin's brother, Brenden, received an Oregon offer late in the process after having a quiet recruitment. As a freshman, Brenden started in 10 games and finished with four interceptions.

"Honestly I can't answer that because I have no clue," Colin said when asked why he is under-recruited. "The same thing happened with my brother, so I am not surprised it happened with me.

"I am absolutely going to use it as motivation. It is a chance to prove everybody that did not think I can do it at this level and hopefully I will end up doing what he did and started most of my freshman year."

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