Reinhardt happy about UA offer

Arizona recently offered shooting guard Katin Reinhardt. Click inside to see what he thinks about the offer, what other schools are talking to him and when he plans to make a decision.

With the transfer of Lamont Jones, it now appears that Arizona is going to expand its horizons a bit in the class of 2012.

In the past few weeks, Arizona has offered shooting guards Gabe York and Katin Reinhardt, while continuing to recruit Shabazz Muhammad.

Reinhardt, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei guard, opened up his recruitment after being committed to USC.

"I just wanted to make sure USC was the right fit and when I tried opening things up, the coach told me they wouldn't recruit me anymore," Reinhardt said.

"I wanted to see if USC was the right decision and when they did that, we kind of split ways, but I really just wanted to see if that was the right school to go to."

Reinhardt may have found his answer in USC's response and has now heard from numerous schools since opening things back up.

"There are a lot of schools calling and it feels good right now," he said. "The schools I am hearing from are Syracuse, Baylor, Arizona State, Arizona, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Texas."

Reinhardt is approaching his recruitment with an open mind, but admits that he has heard from one school more than others.

"I am staying really open but Syracuse is really interested," he said. "That is really good, but I am going to wait and really take a look at things and not make an early commitment."

Reinhardt has an image of what he wants a school to look like and will be looking for that criteria as he goes through the process again.

"I am going to be looking at style of play and being able to come in and take a starting position," he said. "I see myself as a combo that can play some point also and I want to be able to help right away."

With the Arizona offer, Reinhardt admits that he is looking hard at the Wildcats, but it still won't change the plan for his recruitment.

"They are a great program and what they did last year was good, so I am interested," he said. "I definitely want to take my time and take my official visits though."


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