Wicker Recaps Arizona Visit

Dec. 16 -- LB Poly (Calif.) defensive lineman Joseph Wicker took his 4th official visit this past weekend to check out Arizona...

Joseph Wicker has been active on the travel circuit and has already taken four of his five allotted official visits. His first trip was to Texas Tech followed by Arizona State, Oklahoma and now Arizona.

"Arizona was a good trip, I liked it there," Wicker said. "My cousin, David Price, is at Arizona so it was real cool to see him again. He was my host but I was with a lot of the guys on the team and had a good time. I like the coaching staff a lot, Coach Dews is the main one recruiting me and I also talked with Coach Kirelawich, the DL coach and he's a nice guy as well.

"I didn't know a lot about Arizona before the trip but I was really impressed with how well they develop talent there. They don't get the best players, they have a lot of walk ons and JC players who contribute and the coaches know how to get the best out of them. They won the Pac 12 South and are definitely a program on the rise and this trip definitely made an impact on me."

As for where the visit ranked with his other trips, Wicker said it was one of his favorites.

"Arizona State was probably my favorite visit but I liked Arizona a lot too," Wicker said. "It was eye opening and the coaches really like my skill set and feel I could contribute early. They run a 3-4 and although I think I'm more of a 4-3 lineman, they said they want to move me around and take advantage of different mismatches.

"My last visit will be to UCLA sometime in January. I don't remember the exact date right now but I think it's either the 23rd or 30th. They wanted me to visit this past weekend but I already had Arizona locked in. Right now, ASU and UCLA are my top two but I'm still considering everyone on my list.

"After that UCLA trip, I'll sit back with my family and try and figure out the best spot for me. I may wait until Signing Day but if I know before then, I'll go ahead and make a commitment. I'm looking for a defense that will suit me and a school where I'll be comfortable with the players and the coaches as well."

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