Scouts: Cormier's a great fit for Arizona 

August, 9, 2012
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The pickup of Pierre Cormier (San Diego, Calif./Madison) gives Rich Rodriguez his second running back commitment out of California and a four-star prospect who fits his spread system well. Cormier is a versatile back who can line up in the backfield, motion into the slot and through varied alignment create one-on-one mismatches with his top-level quickness and elusiveness in space.

Cormier could be dangerous in this offense with his ability to attack the vertical crease and reach top speed in a hurry. He is really effective as a both an inside and outside zone runner with his ability to see and hit the smaller cut back creases without gearing down. He does a really good job on the bounce and stretch play already showing a college feel. Not a real powerful guy but will slip tackles, runs bigger than measurables and feel he’ll have enough strength to fill his role as a dynamic, multi-touch back in this offense not a downhill, between the tackles workhorse. Look for Cormier to receive touches in a variety of ways, on the ground and through the air, with the ultimate goal of getting him outside or into space.