Kevin Sumlin is slowly getting to know his new roster, one made mostly of players he inherited from previous Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez. But a familiar name from his Texas A&M days may be joining the team in the near future.
Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star tweeted Monday afternoon that linebacker Santino Marchiol, who was with Texas A&M in 2017, may be transferring to Arizona. Marchiol’s name was removed from A&M’s roster earlier in July, a few days after Jeff Tarpley of 247Sports reported Marchiol had left the program.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Marchiol, who redshirted at A&M last year, was a 4-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. Originally from Colorado, Marchiol played his senior year of high school at national powerhouse IMG Academy in Florida. He had offers from powerhouses like Florida, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, and Penn State.
If Marchiol joins Arizona he would most likely have to sit out the 2018 season, per NCAA transfer rules. He would be the second player from Sumlin’s final team at A&M to come to Tucson, the other being offensive lineman Robert Congel.