Texas DB the latest Wildcat

Arizona continues to do well in Texas. The Wildcats have gone to Humble, home of former Wildcat running back Leo Mills, and landed an intriguing prospect. He may not get all the rankings and accolades, but Wilrey Fontenot has a lot of traits one wants out of a defensive back.

Wilrey Fontenot committed to the University of Arizona on Tuesday night and is very excited to become a Wildcat. The 5-11, 170-pound defensive back plans on coming to Tucson this summer and wants to compete right away.

"The coaches told me I'll be contending for the kick off and punt return job," Fontenot said.

Fontenot is getting to Tucson early to enroll in summer school and get a jumpstart on the competition. It will allow him to get used to his teammates as well as the system. Fontenot has played some wide receiver, but he plans on being a corner back in college.

"I'm going to come in early so I can compete right away," Fontenot said. "I'm going to come in June. Michael Jolivette is real good, but hopefully I'll be vying for the other corner back spot."

Fontenot loves to defend against the pass. In fact the wide-open nature of the conference was a huge attraction for him.

"In the Pac-10 they pass a lot and as a corner back I like that," Fontenot said.

Another selling point was the Eller School of Business. Fontenot is very serious about his academics and when he visited the campus he was blown away by the academic support offered at Arizona.

"The school is very nice, I was impressed with the academics," said Fontenot. "The business school is very nice and is rated as one of the top-25 in the country."

The fact that Arizona has a number of Texans on the roster was also a huge selling point for Fontenot.

"It helped a lot," Fontenot said of the Texas contingent. "I feel more at home, in fact I played against some of the guys including my host. I played against Beau Carr and I've heard of Biren Ealy and some of the other guys."

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