Rich Rod goes back to old territory

High two-star quarterback Thomas Woodson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) has committed to play in the PAC-12 for Arizona, multiple sources report.

“They were the first team to give me a chance,” Woodson told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I thought, Why not pull the trigger on a coaching staff that has followed me since I started playing varsity ball? It was just the feeling I have about Arizona and the coaching staff.”

Bowling Green also extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot, 200-pound pocket-passer. Cincinnati, Toledo, West Virginia and Wisconsin were among the other programs expressing interest.

Woodson threw for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 160 yards and two more scores as a junior.

Additionally, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College athlete/defensive back Prince Holloway also has said yes to the Wildcats. Holloway was graded as a three-star prospect in 2011 by ESPN as a high school prospect out of Cape Coral, Fla.

Arizona has 11 commitments.