Bishop sticking with Arizona?

One of the reasons defensive back Ezekial Bishop chose to commit to Arizona last summer was the chance to be coached by Greg Brown, a man whose reputation spoke for itself. Now that Brown is back in Boulder as defensive coordinator has Bishop thought about staying him for college? Get inside for more.

Ezekial Bishop was disappointed when Greg Brown called him to tell him the news that he was leaving Arizona to return to Colorado, but that wasn't enough to sway the 5-foot-10, 185-pound defensive back toward changing his commitment to the Buffs.

In fact, Bishop said the topic never came up when he talked with Brown, who simply called to wish him luck in the future.

"Coach Brown is a great coach," Bishop said. "He coached two Thorpe Award winners and has coached in the NFL. I would have loved to be coached by him."

But Bishop said his commitment to Arizona was always about more than being tutored by Brown. He said he alos has a lot of respect for coach Mike Stoops and the direction he has the program going. Bishop said when he made his official visit to Arizona this fall, he knew he made the right decision.

I fell in love with the campus," he said. "The campus is gorgeous. The weather is awesome no matter the time of year."

Bishop will play safety at the college level. It's a position CU coach Jon Embree doesn't view as a priority for the 2011 recruiting class, which is probably the biggest reason why Brown didn't try to recruit Bishop to CU.

Bishop recently learned he has been named to the Denver Post All-Colorado football team after a strong senior year at Denver East.


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