Top QB recruit chooses Arizona

Arizona has landed its first football commitment and it appears to be a good one. Ryan O'Hara from Muir High School in Pasadena, California informed the Wildcat coaches on Tuesday night that he was coming to Arizona.

"It's where I felt most comfortable," O'Hara said. "I loved everything about it (Arizona). I've been to a lot of schools, a lot of top notch schools, and I liked Arizona the best."

O'Hara camped with Arizona this past week and was very impressed with what he saw.

"I loved the coaching staff," said O'Hara. "I got to see the University. It's very nice and they are making improvements. They are going to have a 24,000 square foot weight room."

The facilities weren't the only thing that impressed O'Hara at camp.

"I look forward to coach Mackovic working with me every day."

O'Hara is 6-6, 195 pounds, but he isn't your typical big, lumbering quarterback. O'Hara runs a swift 4.6 in the forty.

"People see that I am tall and don't know how quick I am. While they are sleeping I get past them."

In addition to his speed, O'Hara has a very strong arm. Despite his arm strength O'Hara isn't going to rest on his laurels.

"I'm working on polishing my release, getting it quicker and quicker."

O'Hara wanted to sign early so he can focus on his senior year and aid in recruiting.

"Coach Mackovic said that getting a top notch QB can help recruiting a lot," O'Hara said.

O'Hara is best friends with Arizona hoop recruit Bryant Markson and two of his teammates, WR Jason Martin and OL Justin Duchaineau are considered Division-1 prospects.

O'Hara is also an honor student with a 3.6 GPA and a 1090 score on his SAT.


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