Biskin a Wildcat

Last year Arizona only received one verbal commitment from an offensive lineman and he wound up making an 11th hour switch. Arizona has made the position a priority for the 2008 recruiting class and added their first verbal commitment from an offensive lineman.

Trace Biskin, a 6-5, 255 pounder from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian received an offer after his performance at the Arizona Elite Camp and decided that Arizona was the place for him.

"I kind of knew Arizona is where I wanted to go even before the scholarship offer," Biskin said.

"It was a combination of things," he continued. "Location, weather, the school, academics, coaches, just everything."

Although he did not pull the trigger before he left, Biskin admits that he was pretty sure he was going to choose Arizona before he left the campus.

Biskin was recruited by Joe Robinson and also got along very well with future position coach Bill Bedenbaugh.

"Both coaches are down to earth," he explained. "I like both of them. Coach Bedenbaugh is a good teacher. He taught me some techniques I haven't even thought of."

He also has similar thoughts on head coach Mike Stoops.

"I had a very good, very productive meeting with him," Biskin said after the camp. "He knows what he wants to do with the Arizona program."

While the camp made a great impression, it was the tour of campus, primarily the facilities that impressed the big blocker.

"I really like the Arizona campus," Biskin said. "The weight room is really nice. The strength and conditioning coach is a really nice guy and knows what he is doing."

Biskin would obviously like to play football after he is done at Arizona, but in case a pro career is not in the cards, he'd like to do something in sports.

"I want to be involved in sports, not work in a cubicle," said the future kinesiology major. "I would like to be a trainer or a coach."

Any time a player commits during the summer, you have to wonder about a de-commitment. Biskin insists that is not an option.

"Oh, it is, it is," Biskin said when asked if his commitment is firm. "I'm not pulling it back."


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