Wildcats recruiting Indianapolis lineman

6-foot-4, 285 pound offensive tackle Sid Anvoots may not have an offer from Arizona, but that does not mean he is not looking for one.

Chances are that you won't find a player much tougher than Sid Anvoots. After all, the 6-foot-4, 285 pound offensive tackle battled through a significant injury to have a very successful junior campaign.

"My junior year went pretty well, we won our 3A state championship which was nice and I definitely got a lot more experience playing my position," Anvoots said. "It was a good season overall, we finished 11-4 after we had to forfeit one of our games because of problems with our athletic director not getting our physicals turned into the IHSAA.

"I played with a bone cyst in my wrist from the previous season. It got enflamed about week six and it messed up my bone and I broke my wrist. I wound up playing through the last six weeks of the season with a broken wrist, but it was worth it to get that state title."

Schools across the country are starting to take definite notice of the size and toughness that Anvoots possesses, and he's seeing his recruitment heat up with the weather.

"I recently got my first offer from Louisville," Anvoots said. "I'm going through the process with Northern Illinois and Purdue. I'm going to Purdue to visit on March 9th to meet their coaches and see their facilities and watch one of their practices.

"Bowling Green and Western Michigan are also recruiting me pretty heavily. Northwestern is recruiting me, and Michigan State sent me an invite today to their football camp, so I'm pretty excited about that."

Even though Arizona hasn't offered yet, the Indianapolis Bishop Chatard prospect is hopeful the Wildcats get involved.

"I'm definitely open to Arizona," Anvoots said. "My options are completely open. I'm waiting for that ideal school, that one school that when you're there it feels like home.

"I know Arizona plays tough football and they have great academics. They have a good coaching staff from the looks of it. It's nice there all the time too and that's also a benefit there too."

While Anvoots has interest in UA, he admits that he's open to just about any school that reaches out to him.

"I'm open to all schools," Anvoots said. "With Louisville offering, that's a great morale booster and make me feel good that there's someone out there looking at me seriously to play football, that's a good feeling. Right now I'm really just keeping everything open. I'm not going to jump the gun on anything."

With that desire to keep things open, it's not surprise that Anvoots is not in any rush to make a decision about where he'll play his college football.

"It's going to be around September when I make my decision," Anvoots said. "With the new rules and everything, you're not able to get anything on paper, it's all just verbal offers. Waiting until September 1st when we're able to start seeing stuff on paper is definitely within the area of time where I'll decide where I want to go."

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