The announcement is big for both Arizona schools, as it's a terrific year for talent in the Grand Canyon State, although it looks as though No. 1 recruit Casey Tucker (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) has his sights set out of state and No. 3 recruit Kyle Allen (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) has already committed to Texas A&M.
Former Chaparral head coach Charlie Ragle is now on staff at Arizona, and Whiley said that has had a big role in his comfort level with the Wildcats.
As for the rival Sun Devils, Whiley said, "I felt I could make an early impact at wide receiver and play early."
The coaching staff at UCLA helped the Bruins get into the final group.
"They have NFL coaches that have been around the game for a while," Whiley said of the Bruins.
Oklahoma State and Tennessee are the two non-Pac-12 schools in the group. Whiley has said in the past that he isn't worried about going to school away from home.
"Oklahoma State always produces some of the best receivers because they throw the ball a lot," Whiley said, before adding that the Volunteers made the list because they were, "one of the schools I grew up watching."