Wildcats in good shape for lineman

Offensive lineman Beau Boyster visited Arizona for the Spring Game and the Wildcats have made a major impact on his recruitment.

Even though the offensive line for Arizona in 2011 will be very young and will likely be in tact for the foreseeable future, the UA coaching staff continues to search the high school ranks for talent up front. One of its targets was in town for the Spring Game last weekend, and Beau Boyster gave a sterling review of his visit.

"I thought it was awesome, it was a 10 out of 10 for me," Boyster said. "I painted a mental picture of it before I got there and it exceeded everything, I loved it. I loved Arizona."

While he was in town, the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco High School big man went straight to work getting to know the man who could one day be his position coach, and Boyster left Tucson with a very favorable impression of offensive line coach Robert Anae.

"My favorite part was probably coach Anae, the offensive line coach," Boyster said. "I developed a really good relationship the whole time I was there, and that was probably my favorite part.

"He's a different coach from all of the offensive line coaches I've ever met. I've been recruited by a lot of different schools to three or four o-line coaches a week, and he's the nicest, most down-to-earth coach that I've met so far in the whole process. He's a guy that really cares about his players more than anything."

His visit to Arizona not only was fulfilling with his acclamation with the coaching staff, but also gave him a clear indication of where he would fit within the university, another thing that is very important to him in making his decision.

"It's just the atmosphere around the campus and how I fit in as a student and not just a football player," Boyster said. "I just want to make sure I fit in. Tucson and that whole college area fit every single aspect of me perfectly, and that's why I like them so much. It was a good time."

Despite holding just three offers thus far in the process, the eighth-ranked center in the class of 2012 believes he's close to adding to that list.

"Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, and San Diego State are the schools that are recruiting me the hardest," Boyster said. "I've got offers from Arizona and Nevada, and San Jose State offered me on Tuesday. Washington, Washington State, and Arizona State are supposed to offer me soon. My coach said he expects me to get four offers soon."

Since it appears his recruitment is just starting to heat up, Boyster admits that he isn't ready to declare a favorite, he does have an idea of which school it would be if he were to prioritize his list.

"I don't have any favorites yet because it's so early in the process," Boyster said. "If I would have to make a list, I'd put Arizona at the top."

With his recruitment beginning to unfold as the summer approaches, the 6-foot-4, 275-pound senior-to-be admits that he wants to make a decision in the near future.

"I'd like to decide by the end of spring football or the beginning of summer football is when I'd like to be verbally committed," Boyster said. "In the next two and a half to three months is probably when I'll know where I'm going."

As he prepares to make a decision in the coming months, Arizona should like where it's at in terms of both Boyster as well as his high school teammate C.J. Dozier, a three-star linebacker who also holds an offer from UA.

"Arizona is in real good shape," Boyster said. "Chris Dozier is one of my best friends and he has been offered by them as well. He really likes them and we're trying to play at the same school together.

"He needs to go out there and check it out, and hopefully we end up going there or a couple of other schools right now. Arizona is in good shape for me and hopefully for him too."

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