The Arizona Wildcats have a bye this week, and head coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff are using the time off to hit the recruiting trail.
And he is doing it in style.
Just as he did at Texas A&M in the famous “SwapCopter”, Sumlin traveled by helicopter to a couple high school games in the Phoenix area.
First, Sumlin landed at the Millennium vs. Desert Edge game, where Arizona’s top target—defensive end Jason Harris—was suiting up.
Kevin Sumlin helicoptering to @MillenniumFB game tonight to recruit our Tigers! #ThisIsMILLENNIUM #FearTheROAR #SwagCopter pic.twitter.com/Z42M2RBhn7— Tigers AD (@MHSTigersAD) September 21, 2019
Then, Sumlin was spotted at the Odyssey Institute vs. Florence matchup, where three-star defensive end Regen Terry was playing, another one of Arizona’s top targets.
@ArizonaFBall @CoachSumlin showing up in style to watch the Gophers vs The Odyssey Institute Minotaurs Football Game. @AZHSFB @AZSPORTSNETWORK @azc_obert @abc15sports @KOBITV pic.twitter.com/kIoRr32cdn— THE ODYSSEY INSTITUTE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT (@GOMINOTAURS) September 21, 2019
Traveling by helicopter is not only a practical way to skip Phoenix traffic—which can be brutal on Friday nights—but also to make a memorable impression on a couple of important recruits.
And in an age where players are wooed by uniforms and facilities, why not give the SwagCopter a spin?
Off to PHX for two special reasons! #WHOSNEXT | ️ #BuildingTheA pic.twitter.com/tHBMCyHxcV— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) September 21, 2019