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Players/recruits react to Arizona’s hiring of Kevin Sumlin

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I’d say people are excited

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After a number of twists and turns, the Arizona Wildcats’ coaching search ended on an extremely high note Sunday afternoon when it was revealed that Kevin Sumlin will be the program’s new head coach.

Players, fans, and recruits took to Twitter to express their elation. We also spoke to some of the signees/commits as well to gauge their reaction.

Here they are:

Sophomore QB Khalil Tate

He posted this on his private Twitter account.

Freshman S Scottie Young Jr.

Freshman LB Tony Fields II

Freshman DE/Stud Jalen Harris

Redshirt Freshman DE Jalen Cochran

His account is protected, but he appears to be very happy.

Junior S Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles

Sophomore OT Thiyo Lukusa

Junior CB Jace Whittaker

Redshirt Freshman DE Francisco Nelson

2018 TE Signee Jake Peters

Quote: “Very excited!” I was one of the first to break the news to him.

2018 CB Signee McKenzie Barnes

Quote: “With him as the HC & Yates as the DC, it appears to be a step in the right direction.”

2018 WR/TE Signee Zach Williams

Quote: “I’m pretty fired up! I love how he puts the ball in the air a lot!”

2018 CB Signee Jhevon Hill

Quote: “I think it’s a good fit and I feel he could make a huge impact on the program.”

2018 OL Signee Steven Bailey

Quote: “Can’t wait to get to Tucson!”

2018 S Signee Christian Young

Quote: “I’m excited, we have a bright future.”

2018 DE Commit Adam Plant Jr.

Quote: “I think it’s great we got him. He’s a great coach and I think he’s the perfect guy for the job.”

2018 JuCo DE Dorian Gerald

2019 ATH Target Casey Kline

2019 LB Target Seth Robinson