One recruit from San Diego’s Madison High School is good. Two is even better.
One day after receiver Lee Walker committed to the Arizona Wildcats, his Madison High teammate, running back Pierre Cormier, did the same on Wednesday.
He becomes one of the highest-rated members of coach Rich Rodriguez’s first full recruiting class, which is up to 24 players. Cormier is rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports.
Scout.com and Rivals.com consider Cormier a three-star recruit heading into his senior season. He ran for 1,471 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior, averaging better than 8 yards per carry.
He is considered one of the more explosive running backs in the West, and he had scholarship offers from several Pac-12 schools, including Arizona State, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah and Washington State, according to 247Sports. Nebraska was among others to reportedly extend a scholarship offer, too.
Walker, Cormier and Madison High receiver Michael Garner took unofficial visits to Arizona on earlier this week, attending practice on Monday.
Rodriguez and his staff, who were mostly new to West Coast recruiting when they arrived after last season, has commitments from 11 players in California. Cormier has been a top priority.
Today i commited to the university of Arizona
— Pierre Cormier (@PCormierTwo) August 8, 2012
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Here is an updated look at UA’s recruiting class, with the recruiting service rankings (up to five stars):
|Calvin Allen||DE||6-5||225||La Cueva HS||Albuquerque, N.M.||NR||3||3|
|Jacob Alsadek||OT||6-7||332||Torrey Pines HS||San Diego, Calif.||3||NR||NR|
|Derek Babiash||CB||6-1||165||Poway HS||Poway, Calif.||3||3||4|
|Jack Banda||DE||6-4||225||Grayson HS||Loganville, Ga.||2||NR||2|
|Pierre Cormier||RB||5-10||180||Madison HS||San Diego, Calif.||4||3||3|
|Brandon Cox||QB||6-2||185||Pasadena HS||Pasadena, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Ryan Dunn||LB||6-3||210||San Ramon Valley HS||Danville, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Paul Elvira||WR||5-11||175||Marcos De Niza HS||Tempe||2||2||2|
|Samajie Grant||WR||5-10||170||Colony HS||Ontario, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Zachary Green||RB||5-10||210||St. Bonaventure HS||Ventura, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Steven Gurrola||C||6-2||280||Glendale CC||Glendale||2||3||3|
|Devin Holiday||DB||5-10||170||Mission Hills HS||San Marcos, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Prince Holloway||CB||5-9||160||Hutchinson CC||Hutchinson, Kan.||3||NR||3|
|Mauriece Lee||RB||5-8||185||Marcos De Niza HS||Tempe||3||3||3|
|Tony Mekari||DT||6-2||270||Westlake HS||Westlake Village, Calif.||NR||2||2|
|DeAndre Miller||LB||6-3||215||Buckeye HS||Buckeye||3||3||3|
|R.J. Morgan||DB||6-2||210||Crater Academy||Central Point, Ore.||NR||2||2|
|Nate Phillips||WR||5-9||165||Basha HS||Chandler||3||2||2|
|Anu Solomon||QB||6-0||195||Bishop Gorman HS||Las Vegas||3||4||3|
|Logan Stott||OG||6-3||300||Pine View HS||Saint George, Utah||3||4||3|
|Derrick Turituri||LB||6-2||225||Crater Academy||Central Point, Ore.||3||2||2|
|Lee Walker||WR||6-0||175||Madison HS||San Diego, Calif.||NR||NR||NR|
|Tommy Woodson||QB||6-1||215||Gateway HS||Monroeville, Pa.||2||2||2|
|Philip Wright||LB||6-1||225||Cardinal Newman HS||Santa Rosa, Calif.||2||2||2|