TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona continues to stockpile some pretty good players. And this one has come via another Pac-12 school.
Linebacker David Wilkerson is now a Wildcat after transferring in from California. He is a walk-on who will be paying his own way to be at Arizona.
At 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, Wilkerson landed at UA via a recommendation from former California coach Jeff Tedford, a good friend of Rodriguez's.
"He said, 'Hey, a really good linebacker who played for me is maybe interested in transferring to Arizona,'" Rodriguez said, recalling the conversation.
The former four-star recruit, who is now 22 years old, won't be able to play until the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules, and it's unclear right now if he'd have one or two years of eligibility. Injuries have plagued his career, as he missed last season with an ankle injury. He was granted a medical redshirt in 2010.
Rodriguez said, "I think he is hungry to prove himself."
In his last year at California in 2011, he ...