The Arizona Wildcats 2016 recruiting class made its way back up to 13 members Sunday morning as the coaching staff received a verbal commitment from safety Tristan Cooper of El Paso.
El Paso (Texas) Andress safety Tristan Cooper has committed to Arizona— Matt Moreno (@MattGOAZCATS) January 24, 2016
DB Tristan Cooper (Andress HS/El Paso) has committed to the #ArizonaWildcats. 13th commit in the 2016 class.— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) January 24, 2016
UofA? ✍ ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/6gL5V0dUtX— Tristan Cooper (@TCooper_8) January 24, 2016
Cooper was on his visit to Tucson this weekend, and decided to commit Saturday night.
Playing close to home, Matt Dudek and Kwesi Mashack did a lot to help Tristan Cooper make his decision to commit to Arizona last night— Matt Moreno (@MattGOAZCATS) January 24, 2016
He is a three-star, 6-1, 180 pound safety from Andress High School. While he's unranked by some recruiting services, it seems that his recruitment was about to change in a big way:
Arizona offered Cooper and loved his film. Texas Tech then offered and wanted to try to get him on campus.— Jason Scheer (@JasonScheer) January 24, 2016
Do you want to see the film that caught the Arizona staff's eye? Here's a look at his senior year highlights:
This is just the first of many pieces that will need to fall for Arizona over the next week and a half. The new defensive staff seems to have a solid plan in place to make the days leading up to National Signing Day turn out well for the Wildcats and their fans.