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Arizona QB commit Jamarye Joiner considered flipping to ASU after Territorial Cup

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But that likely won’t be happening now that Todd Graham has been fired

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The Arizona Wildcats picked up their first 2018 commitment back in September 2016 when Vail-Cienega dual-threat quarterback Jamarye Joiner gave his pledge.

Since then, Joiner has made it no secret that he will look around at other colleges, despite still being a UA commit.

Joiner has stated in the past that he wants to play quarterback in college and the ‘Cats came through with a quarterback offer. His other two offers, Arizona State and Utah, offered to bring him in as an athlete.

Or so we thought.

On Tuesday, azcentral.com reported that ASU recently offered the Cienega product a quarterback spot. And that caused, well, a reaction that won’t make Arizona fans excited.

Joiner said he was considering flipping to the Sun Devils after they won the Territorial Cup this past weekend.

The good news? The firing of Todd Graham seems to have ousted that possibility.

“It was mind blowing,” Joiner told azcentral. “He just put everything into the program, so him getting let go was a big deal for me. It really made me lean a lot more toward Arizona more than I was. It was really confusing for me.”

So Joiner is still a member of Arizona’s 2018 class. For now.

The early-signing period is Dec. 20-22, but Joiner will likely wait until February to sign. If other schools jump in with quarterback offers, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Joiner head, or at least consider heading, elsewhere.

Joiner is the No. 24 dual-threat quarterback in the country, per 247Sports, and is the fifth-highest rated recruit in UA’s 2018 class.