Muhammad leaves Arizona impressed

Shabazz Muhammad is considered to be one of the best players in the country and now it seems Arizona is in the mix. WildcatAuthority.com talked to Muhammad about his visit, how he views Arizona, and more.

Shabazz Muhammad is getting chased by the best schools throughout the country. On Sunday, it was Arizona's turn to show off its program to the player ranked as the top small forward in the 2012 class.

Muhammad, a recruit who previously wasn't very involved with the Wildcats, emerged from the visit with a change of heart.

"I liked it a lot," he said. "It was fun. I was talking with Coach Sean Miller and saw some players workout, then I toured the gym and the campus. The campus was really nice. I felt real comfortable there. It was kind of like Vegas because it was hot and it gets hot there like Vegas. I really liked it."

Muhammad continued to rave about his day in Tucson.

"I really got to talk to the coaching staff, and see the gym and everything," he said. "I've never been to Arizona, so it was new for me. I really liked it."

However, it wasn't just the beautiful campus and hot weather that Muhammad enjoyed.

"I just feel like Coach Miller has a good program," he explains. "It was a good decision for him to stay because his program is a really good one. They're coming up and winning a lot of games.

"He just told me how I can help his team. How I can help the offense, how they run it and how I could help him out playing the three, the two, and stuff like that."

What did Muhammad think of Miller's pitch?

"I was happy about it," he reveals. "I saw them play Duke and they were doing a really good job running the floor and stuff like that, so I could see myself in his system doing well."

Once being a school rather low on Muhammad's never-ending list of options, Arizona quickly climbed to the top.

"They're up there now," he says. "At first I wasn't really considering the UA, but I'm definitely considering them now. After going to the visit and feeling more comfortable with the campus and talking to Coach Miller, I definitely liked him and they're definitely going to continue to be in my recruitment."

Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Washington, UCLA, Texas, and Memphis were the other schools who joined Arizona in Muhammad's list of current favorites.

The sought-after prospect doesn't have visits planned at this time, but he didn't hesitate to share what trip he hopes to make again soon.

"I am definitely going to try to come out to Arizona again," Muhammad said. "I really like the campus and Coach Miller, and I felt comfortable, so I'm definitely going to come out there again."


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