football

Hard hitting safety had great trip

There is no question that free safety Nate Ness (6-2, 190, 4.45) from Torrance (Calif.) El Camino College has an outstanding sophomore season. This talented player has four offered and took his first visit to Arizona this past weekend.
"I committed to Arizona," Ness said. "I loved the atmosphere. It is different down there."
"Arizona has a family feel," Ness said. "I had instant chemistry with the players on the team."
"The Stoops Brothers are awesome," Ness said. "They have an amazing resume of players they coached who have made it to the NFL."
"Arizona will be my only trip," Ness said. "This is it."
Ness chose the Wildcats over offers from archrival ASU, Washington and Cal.
The Wildcats get a very physical and aggressive free safety in Ness. He's equally good against the pass as he is the run.
For his sophomore season, Ness racked up 70 tackles, 10 picks, seven deflections and two forced fumbles. The most amazing thing about Ness is he has returned five of his interceptions to the house for touchdowns.
Ness saw his performance earn him first-team JC All-American offers, Conference Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-conference in 2005.
Ness has three years to play two and is a May graduate. Ness is heading to Arizona to compete for a starting job.
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