Defensive lineman Dale Pierson has already visited Arizona, but plans to do it again. Read on to see…
First offer in the books for Pierson
"My brother and I decided to come out and while I was meeting with the coaches, they offered."
Head coach Rich Rodriguez was not present, but he gave the approval for the offer to be extended.
"Coach Rodriguez had a previous engagement, so he wasn't there, but he gave the (assistant) coaches the blessing to offer me," Pierson said. "They like me as a five-technique (3-4 defensive end) because of my size and my athleticism. They think I could fit in well with their scheme."
In addition to the Wildcats, Pierson has been talking to several schools and said that a trio of schools seem to be close to offering as well.
"I'd say, the top four schools recruiting me are Arizona obviously, UCLA, Utah and Michigan State," Pierson said. "The other three haven't offered yet obviously, but they seem the closest offering and they are the ones recruiting me the hardest right now."
Besides those four programs, Pierson has also been hearing from schools like Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Southern Miss, Illinois, Fresno State and Kansas State
As freshman this past season, Pierson posted 64 tackles and 6.5 sacks for the Lancers, leading them in both categories.
He is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.
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