Bennett solid with Arizona

Bennett solid with Arizona

Jarrell Bennett recently took an official visit to Arizona. Read on to see what he thinks of the coaching staff, how he will fit in, and more.

New Orleans Edna Karr Magnet High School Jarrell Bennett was one of a handful of official visitors in town a few weeks ago weekend that had previously committed to former head coach Mike Stoops and traveled to Tucson to meet new head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff.

"The visit was pretty good," Bennett said. "I like the atmosphere, I like the environment. I like that when it's cold outside it's not too cold. I like the coaching staff and I already have a pretty good bond with coach (Calvin) Magee. I got to spend some time with coach Rodriguez and the assistant coaches, so it was pretty nice.

"It's hard to think of just one favorite part because we had so much fun. The first night when we went out to eat was nice because we all just got to hang out."

His first and only official visit to Arizona gave Bennett the opportunity to interact with his new position coach Tony Dews as well as Rodriguez, both coaches he's looking forward to suiting up for.

"Coach Dews is pretty nice, pretty cool," Bennett said. "He was up front with it and he said that the best 11 guys are going to play. He needs more than one slot receiver so hopefully I can come in and work hard and contribute because he thinks that I'm talented enough to play. I just liked that he was honest with everything.

"Coach Rodriguez is cool too, he's a winner. He wants to build a relationship not only on the field but off the field and he cares about you as a person."

While the 5-foot-9, 155-pound two-star receiver developed a close bond with former Arizona coach Garrett Chachere, he wasted no time in building a relationship with fellow New Orleans native Calvin Magee.

"I didn't really get a chance to meet the last coaching staff, the only person I met was coach Chachere," Bennett said. "Coach Magee and coach Chachere are pretty similar. They're both from down here in the New Orleans area and they made me feel like home."

With a new offensive system on the way, Bennett sees no problem in adapting his skill set to Rodriguez's scheme.

"I've seen that coach Rodriguez at his other schools likes to do a lot of quick stuff to set up the long stuff and the running game," Bennett said. "With my speed and versatility, I think I fit in perfectly to the system."

Seeing that he feels at home with the coaching staff as well as the offensive scheme at Arizona, it's no surprise Bennett is all Wildcat with just a few weeks to go before Signing Day.

"I'm 100 percent to Arizona," Bennett said. "I've been sold since I've been committed because it's like a marriage; once you commit to a program it's like me giving you my word. When coach Stoops got fired I opened up my options again but since I visited there now I'm sold, I like it."

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