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Arizona football: Wildcats interested in Minnesota grad transfer Gaelin Elmore

Some help coming to the defensive line?

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In the Arizona Wildcats’ never-ending quest to put together a somewhat decent defensive line, the coaching staff appears to be going after an experienced body for this upcoming season.

Minnesota Golden Gophers grad transfer Gaelin Elmore said on Twitter that he has received an offer from U of A. He will be visiting Tucson on Friday.

Last season, Elmore had 16 tackles (4 TFL), 1.5 sacks, and recovered three fumbles according to his Minnesota bio. At 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, he would come to Arizona and immediately be the tallest player on the Wildcats’ defensive line, which could be an interesting addition to the edge.

Elmore announced his intention to transfer on March 23rd, and was originally going to visit Oklahoma this weekend. He was supposed to go to South Carolina on April 14th, but has since moved that up to this Sunday.

Coming out of high school, Elmore was a three-star tight end, and was ranked as the 27th-best tight end in the entire 2014 recruiting class. According to Sports Reference, he picked up four sacks, four pass deflections, four fumble recoveries and 39 tackles in his three seasons as a Golden Gopher.

If Rich Rodriguez is able to land Elmore, that would certainly help things on the defensive line this year. Bringing in an experienced player like that who will add some length on the edge can never really be a bad thing.