One of the top JUCO defensive lineman in the country is Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln defensive tackle Jonathan Lolohea.
The 6-foot-3, 315-pound prospect has numerous offers including Arizona.
“Coach Davy Gnodle and I started talking a long time ago and the staff finally pulled the trigger about a month ago,” Lolohea said.
“He and I were talking throughout the season and we kept in close contact. The first time I talked to Coach Amey was the day they offered me.
“After that happened a bunch of schools started offering me. Arizona has been talking with me here and there throughout the process as I finish my second season.”
Arizona’s pitch to Lolohea is clear.
“They want me to be a guy who plays all over the line,” he said. “3-4 defensive end, 4-3 tackle and just any other position the coaches need. Coach Amey feels I can play all over the interior.
“Schools really like me for the size I can bring to the defensive line and Arizona is no different. Arizona and Oregon State both want a big guy who can move and that's what those teams feel I can present based off of my film. My quickness and sizes define what I will bring to a school.”
Although the Wildcats are currently not in Lolohea’s top three, he plans to take a hard look at the Wildcats ad admits his recruitment could change.
“I will be taking official visits to my top three of Washington State, Iowa State, and Maryland,” he said.
“Since I’m a December graduate, you should probably hear from me in about three weeks with a commitment. I’ll be signing to whatever school I choose in January.”