The Arizona Wildcats arrived at Fort Huachuca on Wednesday afternoon to good news.
Pierre Cormier, a three-star running back and one of the UA's top recruiting targets, verbally committed to the class of 2013. Cormier visited campus Monday with a few of his San Diego Madison High School teammates. One of them, wide receiver Lee Walker, verbally committed to the UA on Tuesday.
"I really felt comfortable there, and the coaching staff is outstanding, just with the energy they bring," Cormier said. "It's a great fit for me.
"It felt like a great environment for me to live in and be successful, on and off the field."
Cormier, 17, said he's planning to major in business. By comparison, football should be relatively easy. Madison High School runs an offense borrowed from UA coach Rich Rodriguez's old West Virginia teams.
"I have that advantage where I'm comfortable with what plays I'll be running and the style," he said. "It's just a matter of time (before I) get up to game speed."
The Scout.com recruiting service lists Cormier as a three-star recruit and the 44th-best running back in the class of 2013.
Cormier, 5 feet 11 inches and 180 pounds, chose the Wildcats over offers from 10 other schools, including Boise State, Nebraska, UCLA and Washington State.
Cormier ran for 1,471 yards and 20 touchdowns for a Madison team that went 10-1-1 a year ago. He averaged 8.26 yards per carry and caught eight passes for 69 yards and two scores.