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Arizona loses out on JC quarterback to Iowa

New Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez said he would like to sign at least one mid-year junior college quarterback, but he was unable to land Cody Sokol from Scottsdale Community College.

Rodriguez moved fast to get Sokol to take an official recruiting trip to Arizona in mid-December, but Sokol then took a visit to Iowa. He committed to the Hawkeyes on Saturday.

“I just felt like Iowa was a better fit,” Sokol told Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

“There were a lot of emotions about going to Arizona because my family lives here and I know a lot of people at the school, but I tried to take the emotions out of it and just decided that where I fit in the best was at Iowa.”

He also told the newspaper that he preferred to play in a pro-style offense.

Sokol passed for 3,807 yards and 43 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions, this season for Scottsdale.

Rodriguez said he would like to bring in at least two quarterbacks in this recruiting class. His only scholarship quarterback is senior Matt Scott following the transfers of Tom Savage and Daxx Garman.

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