Tabor Picks Arizona
CB Jalen Tabor
CB Jalen Tabor
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Posted Jan 2, 2014

ST PETERSBURG, Fla.- It is official Friendship Collegiate four-star CB Jalen Tabor will continue his football career in Arizona. Tabor announced his commitment on Thursday at the Under Armour-All America Game. More on his decision below.

The decision is in and Jalen Tabor is on his way to Arizona. The four-star cornerback made his announcement at the Under Armour-All America game, choosing the Wildcats over his other finalist Alabama.

“Arizona is an up and coming program,” said the number 5 cornerback in the country. “It’s the west coast. I think coach [Rich] Rodriguez has done a great job with that program. They were in the gutter when he got there. He is now getting the kids.”

Everything turned for Tabor, when he made his official visit to Arizona in November.

“The visit far exceeded my expectations,” Tabor said after his visit. “I had a feeling I would like it because I’ve heard good things about the school from Jon Haden and Matt Dudek.

“The fans were into the game and even though they didn’t win you could tell it was close. If they cleaned up a little bit of stuff they could have won easily.”

So what should fans expect from Tabor?

“Tabor has the rare combination of size, speed, strength, length, closing speed and the ability to read the quarterback and break on the ball,” said National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn. “He can destroy a pass pattern with a jam at the line of scrimmage because of his length and strength, and his ability to get his hands on a receiver. He changes direction well and also has a nice, low and effortless backpedal."

Tabor joins his Friendship and Collegiate teammate Jonathan Haden in Arizona. He is set to early enroll this month.


is video interview of Taborl talking about his commitment.

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