UA commit Flannigan switches schools

2014-08-04T16:35:00Z 2014-08-05T09:47:29Z UA commit Flannigan switches schoolsDaniel Gaona Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Southern Arizona’s lone UA football commit has changed schools.

Demetrius Flannigan started school at Mountain View today after spending the last two years at Tucson High. On Sunday night, the senior tweeted “Lowkey hype for the first day of school.”

Today marked the first day of school, and the first full practice of the season, for the Mountain Lions. Tucson High opened its fall semester on Thursday. 

Flannigan, a 6-foot-3-inch 180-pound wide receiver and defensive back, pledged to the Wildcats on June 25, less than three weeks after receiving his first Division I scholarship offer from Rich Rodriguez at the UA’s one-day camp on June 7.

"It's a pretty special thing to be over here at Tucson High and go play across the street for the hometown team,” Flannigan said after committing.

The Tucson native spent the last two seasons playing for the Badgers after spending his freshman year at Santa Rita. It is unclear if Flannigan will be eligible to immediately play for the Mountain Lions.

Flannigan was a first-team All-Southern Arizona selection by the Star last fall, when he had five pass break-ups and averaged 1.5 tackles a game. As a receiver, the three-year starter caught 10 passes for 153 yards while helping the Badgers go 7-3 and reach the Division II state playoffs.

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