Schooler is a talented and smart football player, but for whatever reason, flew under the radar.
He was offered by Arizona on December 14 and also held offers to Fresno State, New Mexico, and Nevada amongst others.
I spoke with him shortly after he announced his commitment. He had this to say about pulling the trigger:
“Well I love Coach (Marcel) Yates, Coach (Scott) Boone, and Coach (Rich) Rodriguez. I really love what they are building there. I want to be a part of bringing the program to the top of the Pac-12. They also have four majors that I am interested in. They offer business, communications, criminal justice, and political science.”
When asked if he is still taking an official visit to UNLV:
“No. I have made my decision. There is no need.”
He is still taking his official visit to Tucson on January 13.
Schooler made All-County Defense for Orange County following the 2016 season. He finished his senior year with 77 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 2 INT, 2 PBU, and a forced fumble.