Joseph Reese says he is done

This past weekend that Arizona Wildcat Football Program hosted a slew of talented young prospects on official visits. Even though the result of the game was disappointing that has not stopped the Cats coaches from landing more of the type of talent that will eventually get the program to where Mike Stoops wants it.

One of those young prospects that was in town was Pflugerville, Texas running back Joseph Reese, younger brother of current Wildcat wide receiver Terrell Reese.

"It was outstanding," said the Hendrickson High School standout. "It was different than what I expected but it was better than I expected though. I told Coach (Mike) Stoops that I wanted to come and be a Wildcat and he said, ‘Great!' and was excited. Coach (Dana) Dimel was excited too."

Reese had previously committed to Texas A&M but has known for a while that he really wanted to go to Arizona and play alongside his brother. He also admitted that while Terrell played a role in his decision, he said that his big brother did not pressure him in any way.

"I knew kind of all along that I wanted to go to Arizona," he admitted. "I mean Terrell loves it there and I want to be able to play with Terrell again. He hosted me and just kind of showed me around and let me take it all in and get everything out of it that I could. He never pressured me at all to go to Arizona. He showed me a lot and we hung around with a lot of the guys and I really enjoyed just being around all of them."

Joseph said that he got along really well with all of the current players he met on the trip.

"We hung around with a lot of guys," he said. "We hung with Michael Turner and Michael Johnson and D.H. (Donald Horton) and DeLa (Delashaun Dean) and they were all cool guys. Oh and we hung with, um, Nasty, his name is Nate (Ness). All cool guys and real fun guys to be around."

While in Tucson, Reese got a chance to talk to all of the coaches and especially his future position coach Kasey Dunn. Joseph said that he came away impressed with coach Dunn.

"I talked to Coach Dunn a lot," he said. "He knows what he is doing and he knows what he wants from his running backs. He is a cool cat for sure. I like him a lot."

As usual, Reese and the rest of the visitors got a chance to meet with various academic professors and deans and he admits that he likes the academics at Arizona.

"We met with a lot of academic people and it was good to find out about the education part of it," admitted Reese. "They take the academic part of the whole thing seriously and at Arizona you are going to get an education whether you want to or not."

One of the main reasons for Reese feeling right about Arizona was just how he felt about the family atmosphere that surrounds the program.

"I just felt like I was home when I got there," he said. "I had never been there and Terrell was the only person I really knew out there but it is a big family. The way everyone is behind the program and everything, it is just like a huge family and I really like that feel."

Since he was previously committed to another school and has changed his commitment status we asked Joseph whether or not he was solid and firm in his decision to become a Wildcat.

"Oh yeah, definitely," he quickly responded. "It is as solid as you can get. I am a Wildcat. Man it really feels good to just say that, I am a Wildcat."

Reese should have no problems qualifying for enrollment at Arizona. He is the 8th known public commitment Arizona has received for the Class of 2007. will have further updates on the other visitors from this past weekend, including rumored commit Sione Tau from Hawaii.

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