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RichRod picks up first two commitments

Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:27 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Although he's had a little bit of a head start, Rich Rodriguez hasn't been able to get a ton of traction in his first experience on the West Coast recruiting trail. That changed this week as Arizona picked up the first two commitments under the new head coach's tenure in Temecula (Calif.) linebacker C.J. Dozier and Prosper (Texas) quarterback Javelle Allen.

“I came out for a visit and everybody was really nice and cool,” Allen told Scout. “I decided I wanted to come to Arizona and I made the commitment. I’m happy to be a Wildcat.”

Dozier is a former Arizona State pledge and decommitted after Dennis Erickson was fired and though he is still headed to the state, it will be to Tuscon instead of Tempe. He joins the 6-foot Allen, who should fit in nicely in Rodriguez' offense.

“I feel like Coach Rodriguez could develop me as a dual-threat quarterback,” he adds. “He coached Denard Robinson and Pat White, guys of that nature, so I felt comfortable.”

With about two and a half weeks left until Signing Day, the pair of commitments gives Arizona 14 with plenty of work left to do.
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