Marlon Brisco, one of the new Cats

Marlon Brisco, 6-4, 225 pound defensive end from Inglewood (Calif.) Morningside has committed to Arizona. Brisco was leaning big to Oregon not too long ago but the Wildcats were able to make a strong late push and land him.

Brisco visited Washington State and Oregon and tripped to Arizona December 7. All three plus Fresno State and Colorado State have offered scholarships.

"I camped at Oregon and was the defensive lineman of the camp there," Brisco said. "Oregon is a great school and I thought I was going there but Arizona really turned me around. From a football standpoint, Arizona graduates four defensive ends so I'll be able to come in and play early but this wasn't a football decision.

"The academic support at Arizona was the best out of all the schools that were recruiting me. I want to major in Criminal Justice and they have a strong program and getting my degree is the most important thing to me."

Brisco had a great senior season totaling 56 tackles, 12 for loss, 21 quarterback sacks and five forced fumbles to earn 1st team All-League and All-Area honors.

"Coach (Bobby) Kennedy was the one recruiting me and he came in for a home visit this past Friday," Brisco said. "I was already leaning to Arizona but after his presentation, I decided to go ahead and take care of business and commit to him. I'm pretty excited right now. I can't wait to get to Arizona and start playing."

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