Okafor enjoys visit

Arizona hosted five-star big man Jahlil Okafor this weekend. Read on to see what he thought of Arizona, where the Wildcats stand in his recruitment, and more.

Arizona hosted a trio of players from Chicago's Whitney Young High School over the weekend, the headliner of the group being the class of 2014's number two ranked player Jahlil Okafor, who had a very positive experience in Tucson.

"The visit was amazing," Okafor said. "I loved Arizona, I had a great visit. The coaching staff is great and the current players are great as well. The weather was definitely my favorite part. It was beautiful all weekend while I was down there."

This weekend was the first opportunity for the five-star center to meet Sean Miller and the rest of the coaching staff, who worked hard to let him know that he'd be a good fit at UA.

"It was great to finally meet the coaches face-to-face," Okafor said. "It was a lot better than talking to them on the phone. I'm glad I had an opportunity to interact with the coaches and get to know them. All of the coaches were really young so that's also a plus.

"They told me that they understand every power forward is different, but that their system can fit anyone."

The 6-foot-8, 255-pound sophomore also had a chance to interact with the team's current players, who did their best to make sure Okafor felt welcome while on campus.

"I had a lot of fun with the players, they showed me a good time," Okafor. "I hung out with Nick Johnson and Sidiki Johnson and Josiah Turner and it was great. Those are guys I could see myself playing with if they're still there by the time I get there."

So after taking in the campus, and having a chance to get to know the players and the coaches associated with the program, Okafor sees Arizona as a potential good fit when the time comes to make a decision.

"I think I would fit in perfectly individually," Okafor said. "I was on campus and everyone was different and there were a bunch of different type of people on campus. Of course I would fit in well with the team because there have been so many different styles of power forwards that have come through, like Derrick Williams and Channing Frye. It would be a good fit."

In an interview earlier this week, Okafor did not name any favorites or any schools that are starting to separate themselves from the others. While that stance has not changed through the weekend, the five-star player holds Arizona in higher esteem following his trip to Tucson.

"I still don't have any leaders right now, but I definitely like Arizona," Okafor said. "Arizona definitely helped itself this weekend. I can definitely see myself at Arizona."

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