Anae vital to Boyster coming to Arizona

Offensive lineman Beau Boyster admits to having second thoughts about Arizona at one time. Why did he still choose the Wildcats? what are his goals? Read on for more.

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman Beau Boyster has been one of Arizona's most vocal supporters, recruiting others and making sure most people knew about his love for Arizona.

However, what many people may not know is that the 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman had second thoughts of his own as Arizona went through the search for its new head coach.

Now, however, Boyster is signing with Arizona and could not be more excited to finally see the recruiting process come to an end.

"It is pretty exciting because obviously with the whole coaching change and stuff it was different schools involved and I had options," Boyster said. "It is good to finally know where I am going and the coaches are there, it is the right situation.

"It is something I have been working for since I was 12 years old was to play college football. I have been training every day and working hard and doing things to be able to finally get to this day."

Boyster says that numerous schools started recruiting him harder once Mike Stoops was fired and TCU may have made the strongest pitch.

"To tell you the truth when TCU had offered and came into play they told me if I decommit I would have a scholarship and there were a couple of days where I had to really think about it," he said.

However, every time Boyster thought about going elsewhere, he always came back to Arizona and his possible future there.

"I did not feel right going that far away from home and playing in the Big 12 and not having any games on the west coast," Boyster said. "There was a different school every day that came into play it seemed like and there were times I thought I might not go to Arizona, but it was always the school in the back of my mind I wanted to go to."

The thoughts about other schools ended as soon as Rich Rodriguez announced that he was retaining offensive line coach Robert Anae.

"That was the biggest thing for me," Boyster said. "It seems almost dumb for you not to want to play for him as an offensive lineman. A lot of people don't realize he has a Ph.D, coached one of the best offensive lines in college football history at Texas Tech, and has a lot of guys in the NFL.

"He has so much knowledge of the game and he is a great guy that is religious and a family guy. When they retained him, that is when everything stopped for me."

While Boyster did not want to talk negatively about Stoops, he does admit that he already has more of a relationship with Rodriguez.

"Stoops and I did not have too much of a relationship," Boyster said. "I think the only time I ever talked to him was the spring game or junior day and I felt Coach Rodriguez just has a chip on his shoulder. I think when he comes with these coaches they know they need to win and I think they are going to do it.

"I also like the offense and the spark he is bringing. It is a perfect fit and I love his motto, why not Arizona? " As far his ultimate goal and one that Rodriguez has made clear, it seems simple enough.

"Winning the Rose Bowl is not going to be talked anymore; the goal is to get it done," Boyster said.

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