One of Rich Rodriguez's first tasks as Arizona head football coach will be to get in touch with the recruits from the 2012 class that are already committed to UA. The new Wildcats' head man has already begun that process as he recently spoke with Chandler offensive guard Zach Hemmila.
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound lineman had a good discussion with Rodriguez and believes the two hit it off just fine.
"He gave me a call a week or two ago," Hemmila said. "It went good. We just really got to know each other; that's the only thing we talked about. Just giving me all the info and that he'll have a full coaching staff in a couple weeks. "
The lineman from Chandler didn't get a chance to discuss much with UA's new head coach, but plans on getting to know him better when he visits campus in the coming weeks.
"He really didn't say anything," Hemmila said. "I am probably going to go down there in the next couple of weekends and actually talk to him in person."
Hemmila isn't the only recruit enthused by the hire of Rodriguez. He was also able to speak with Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco center Beau Boyster and the two seem to share the same sentiments regarding their future college head coach.
"I talked to Beau Boyster," Hemmila said. "He just said he is excited about it and we were just trying to arrange to take our officials the same weekend."
The hiring of Rodriguez has brought some much-needed enthusiasm to the Arizona football program. The positive vibe has seemingly extended up north as people are starting to take note of UA's big move in the Phoenix area.
"People are actually really excited," Hemmila said. "Some people would come up to me and ask what I think about it and they told me that they have family down there and the atmosphere is a lot better."
Perhaps the biggest concern for fans when it comes to recruiting is whether or not the players that are committed will stick around and play for a new coach they are unfamiliar with. So, does Hemmila still plan on being a Wildcat when the 2012 football season rolls around?
"Yes," Hemmila said.
Hemmila solid with Arizona
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