The Arizona Wildcats have a tradition of having good defensive backs and look for that to continue with the verbal committal of hard hitting safety Michael Klyce (6-2, 188, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Locke.
Not much was written about one of the finest safeties in Los Angeles this season because he is playing for a 2-7 team with a lot of young players and a new coach.
Though his team struggled Klyce still started to get recruiting momentum and started to get serious looks from Pac10 schools.
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Arizona saw Klyce perform when Locke hooked up with Los Angeles high the second game of the season. The Wildcats offered shortly after that.
“I chose Arizona because it is close enough to home,” Klyce said. “I have always liked them.”
“Arizona was the first school I wanted to go to,” Klyce said. “I’ve wanted to play for Arizona ever since I was a little kid.”
“I didn’t think was going to happen,” Klyce said. “but they started to recruit me after the Los Angeles game and offered soon after then.”
Klyce was also hearing from Washington, Oregon, Washington State and Boston College.
Klyce has been playing both linebacker and safety for Locke in 2003, but he projects as hard-hitting safety on the D-I level.
So far in 2003, Klyce has picked up 90 tackles, three sacks and three picks.
In Klyce the Wildcats get a lethal hitter who will come up and knock your block off.
Just like many Wildcat defensive backs of the past. He has tradition to live up and he has the talent to so just that.