Arizona Athletics

Kevin Sumlin makes official visit to Jamarye Joiner’s home

Jamarye Joiner with Kevin Sumlin. (Courtesy Photo)

Cienega standout QB Jamarye Joiner committed to play for the University of Arizona on Sept. 25, 2016 (a story we broke) and, since that day, his collegiate plans have been scrutinized, criticized and debated by pundits – both near and far – and by Wildcat fans of varying degrees. Joiner put all the noise to rest on Wednesday with a simple tweet:

“After sitting down with my family and a lot of prayer we have decided to shut down my recruiting, and stay home. This is the best for me! 110% Committed to Arizona.”

Joiner’s tweet came on the heels of the hiring of Kevin Sumlin and it effectively ended scheduled visits to programs such as Alabama, Nebraska and Baylor. Sumlin further cemented Arizona’s interest in the Southern Arizona Player of the Year and Ed Doherty Finalist with a home visit this afternoon.

The regular signing period for football starts on Feb. 7, 2018.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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