Arizona's Top Prospect Makes Commitment

Goodyear Millennium safety Marquis Flowers pulls hat in San Antonio at US Army All-America game

Recruiting is different for each prospect. Some prefer to get their recruitment done early and commit prior to their senior year so they can focus on the season. Some top recruits wait it out and take all five of their visits. And many players from the cream of the crop choose to make their intentions known on a public stage and announce at various all-star games.

The latter is true for Arizona's top prospect, Marquis Flowers from Goodyear Millennium.

The four-star safety just put on the hat of the University of Arizona at the US Army All-America Game, verbally committing to sign with the Wildcats on the first Wednesday in February, over USC, UCLA and Arizona State.

Flowers gave exclusive insight into his commitment last night stating, "When it came down to it, I wanted to stay home. UofA is the best fit for me and where I felt most happy and comfortable. The coaches and the players are great and the location is perfect. I'm not too close to home or too far away."

Flowers took his time making his commitment, making several unofficial visits prior to his senior season and taking official visits to all four of the above mentioned schools plus Notre Dame. Saying he did his research would be an understatement and his commitment should be considered a strong one.

The Wildcats are getting a versatile player as Flowers could line up at safety, outside linebacker, running back or even corner, showing that skill this week in San Antonio. He most likely will end up playing safety where he shows the ability to play in the box and is an explosive tackler.

This year he rushed for over 1,200 yards for the Tigers and scored 16 times on the ground. From his safety spot, he recorded 46 tackles and 2 INTs.

Flowers is the crown jewel of an already strong in-state DBs class for the UofA. Stoops and his staff already have commitments from safety Josh Robbins from Tucson Canyon del Oro and Jourdan Grandon from Avondale Westview, both of whom are ranked in's top 15 players in the 2009 class.

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