Arizona hosted several recruits this past weekend when the Wildcats hosted Stanford at Arizona Stadium. One such player in attendance was UA commit Beau Boyster. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive tackle from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco had a good experience in Tucson and even took the time to do some recruiting of his own.
"I hung out with official visitors most of the time from when I got there on Saturday," Boyster said. "I was trying to recruit a couple of those guys. Chris Brown looks like a really good running back, he was on an official and I was talking to him as much as I could, trying to get him to commit. I had my running back with me, Davonte Young, from my high school. It was really fun. We had a good time."
Before the game on Saturday, Boyster had a chance to show his family around campus and take in the pregame atmosphere.
"I came in Saturday," Boyster said. "I just wanted to be with my family and check everything out. The college game day experience and how it goes out there was awesome. We saw everyone tailgating and checked out the school and then I showed DaVonte the Hall of Fame they have and showed him around."
Despite witnessing a game that went heavily in Stanford's favor, Boyster came away pleased and was impressed with the atmosphere, particularly from the student section.
"It was awesome," Boyster said. "The fireworks and the Zona Zoo, 10,000 kids waiting for two hours to get in. I had been getting recruited by UCLA probably the hardest before Arizona, so I went to a lot of games at UCLA and I had never experienced something like that. The stadium is on the campus, so when it's game day, everyone is involved and I had never seen that before and it was really cool."
Since he committed back in April, Boyster has continued to stay in contact with the UA staff. He has been in communication with defensive line coach Joe Salave'a for quite some time and says the two have held a good relationship for the past couple of years.
"Coach Salave'a has been recruiting me," Boyster said. "It's kind of a cool relationship because I have been starting on the line since I was a freshman and he was at San Jose State and my running back ended up going to San Jose State and he began recruiting me in my sophomore year. I went up there for an unofficial visit and he saw the tape and we knew each other from there. It's been a cool relationship because I have known him for so long."
Aside from Salave'a, Boyster has also taken the time to talk to some of the other members of the Arizona coaching staff.
"Coach Anae calls me every week and I'll talk to coach Stoops whenever he gets a chance," Boyster said.
Since his commitment, Boyster has been pursued by other programs, but the lineman hasn't responded to anyone.
"Yeah a couple of schools," Boyster said. "I never email them back. I still get emails from Nebraska or Washington State."
Even though he continues to garner interest from other schools, Boyster remains solid in his commitment to UA.
"The only way I would ever decommit is if the coaching staff disassembled," Boyster said. "Besides that, I am an Arizona Wildcat."
Boyster happy with visit
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