Cats land offensive lineman

The Wildcats got a commitment last week from a big time quarterback. Tuesday morning the Wildcats got a pledge from a player to protect him. Big time offensive line prospect Eben Britton pulled the trigger and told the UA coaches that he wanted to be a Wildcat.

"It was a perfect fit," Britton explained. "I love every thing. I loved all the coaches. They have my major, creative writing. They have a top-10 program.

"I loved the strength and conditioning guys. I even love d the equipment managers."

While all of the coaches and staff made good impressions, his future position coach really made him feel comfortable.

"I'm really looking forward to working with Coach Wolford," said Britton.

Britton fits the Wildcats' model of an ideal offensive line recruit. He's tall (6-6), athletic and at 280 pounds, he has room to add further muscle. Britton showed at the Wildcat camp that he has nice footwork and good agility, as well as a nice amount of strength.

Britton participated in the Arizona camp, but also took time to drive up to Tempe and take a look around the ASU camp. It didn't take long for Britton to realize that Arizona was the place for him. He informed the Wildcat coaches of his decision before leaving Tucson on Tuesday morning..

"It was a gut reaction," he explained. "I talked it over with my dad and I knew that every campus was going to be great. We knew every place would have great facilities."

The Wildcats actually made up a lot of ground in a hurry. Just a few weeks ago Britton was a slight UCLA lean, but he couldn't deny the impression that Arizona made on him.

"I felt it in my heart, I felt it in my gut," Britton said.

Britton likes to write and that is what he will pursue when he gets to Arizona. While making the trip he was able to take a closer look at the creative writing program, and it turned out that was an important part of his decision.

"That pretty much sealed it," said Britton.

When the rankings come out Britton should be rated pretty high, but that does not mean he's resting on his laurels. Britton feels that there are many things he can improve on.

"I just want to get better overall. I want to get stronger, improve my hand placements and work on being more aggressive. I just want to become a better player overall."

Britton's commitment is a key one for the Wildcats. With William Tuitama already in the fold, Britton gives them a second big time California commit. Getting a key offensive line recruit this early in the process will do nothing but help the class.


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