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.
We putting a 100 points on everybody— sheldon (@_scottieoo) January 14, 2018
Freshman LB Tony Fields II
Addae is the reason everybody from Vegas is here!!! https://t.co/676p5hwdOt— Tony Fields II (@T_Fields1) January 14, 2018
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
It’s about to get Live in Arizona— #WatchOutFor 3️⃣9️⃣™ (@NxttGreat39) January 15, 2018
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
— Casey Kline (@caseykline_9) January 14, 2018
2019 LB Target Seth Robinson
Arizona making power moves ❤️— Seth Robinson ❄️ (@SchoolboySeth) January 14, 2018