Darks will bolster Cats' linebacking corps

Arizona has further bolstered its linebacking corps with one of their newest commitments. Athletic backer Aaron Darks visited this past weekend and quickly agreed to become a Wildcat.

"Yeah, I committed," Darks said. "It was real nice up there."

The native of Lufkin, Texas has a number of reasons for choosing the Wildcats. He loved the coaches, the players and the overall atmosphere surrounding the program. A chance to compete right away was another nice feature.

"I'm not sure what they plan for me," Darks said. "They said I could come and train with the team and go to school over the summer. It would be a good chance to learn what it is all about and be more ready in the fall."

He really got along well with the current players and the players who were making their visits. Although there are a number of Texans on the team, he did not know any of them. Lamon Means was his host and Means and all of the Cats did a great job selling Darks.

"They made me feel like I had to be up there," Darks said. "They made me feel at home."

Most analysts describe Darks as being very athletic and having great range. He describes himself as being very aggressive and a big hitter.

"I like to make tackles," Darks said. "I feel like the more tackles the better. I feel like I can best help my team when I make a lot of tackles."

Darks made a lot of tackles this past season. He had between 60-65 tackles, 15 for losses, including six sacks. His team had an up and down season that did not end the way he would have liked.

"The season ended on a bad note," Darks explained. "We had a pretty strong "D". We were ranked No. 1 for awhile. We lost our fourth district game and it sort of broke our offense's spirit. We scored no points in our last few games. The defense was fighting the whole time, but it was not enough."

Darks was not the only player to have a good visit. Already a couple of players have committed and it seems as if several of this weekend's visitors may become Wildcats.

"I met a bunch of the recruits and they all seemed to have a great time," Darks said. "A lot of guys said they might sign. We were going to watch some film and the coaches said some guys just said they were coming."

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