Chaparral senior/linebacker C.J. Dozier followed up on a de-commitment to Arizona State by committing to Arizona and is already attending classes there, Pumas coach Ryan Tukua said Thursday.
Dozier de-committed from the Sun Devils last month after coach Dennis Erickson was fired. Former Pittsburgh coach Todd Graham replaced him.
Dozier verbally commited to the Wildcats last week. Following the lead of Chaparral quarterback Matt Morin, who is already attending San Diego State and getting ready to compete for the QB job in the spring, the early graduate enrolled last week in Tucson.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that Dozier is new coach Rich Rodriguez's first verbal commitment at the school.
"He liked the football, like the school, and liked the opportunity for himself," Chaparral coach Ryan Tukua said.
Dozier, who is 6-feet, 2-inches and 205 pounds, was a three-year starter who played on Chaparral's Inland Division championship team in 2009, as well as the Pumas' quarterfinals team of last fall.
Tukua also said Thursday that senior running back/defensive end Damon Watkins is considering offers from Division II Western New Mexico State and Minot State of the NAIA. Watkins will likely wait, Tukua said, after signing day Feb. 1 to explore more offers.