Sean Harlow's recruitment is already a very competitive one. With numerous offers, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive lineman from San Clemente (Calif.) has plenty to look over. UA has jumped into the mix early as one of the offers Harlow currently holds is from the Wildcats.
Harlow is currently being recruited by quarterbacks coach Rod Smith and the two have been attempting to build a solid foundation to their relationship.
"I haven't really talked to him too much," Harlow said. "He was down at my school and he was watching some film on me with my coach. I am sure it will build over the next few months."
Most of the attention Harlow is currently getting is from schools on the west coast. The ones paying the most attention are programs relatively close to his region.
"Oregon State for sure," Harlow said. "Also Boise State and Colorado. I am sure the Arizona schools will start to pick up a little. I just got those offers."
Harlow hasn't made a list of favorites yet, but admits that a few may be ahead of the pack.
"I'm pretty wide open right now," Harlow said. "I have a few schools ahead of some, but no one's for sure yet."
With the summer approaching, Harlow is ready to take his official visits. He plans on including both Arizona schools on the list of universities he will venture to.
"I have gone on six unofficials so far," Harlow said. "I would like to get down to Arizona and check out those schools. I want to check out as many schools as I can, while I can."
The lineman has plenty of time to decide on where he wants to go to college, but isn't against making a choice sooner rather than later.
"I think it would be nice to get it over with before the season," Harlow said. "At the same time, I don't want to commit and then decommit because I fall in love with some other school after my officials or something. I am just going to play it by ear right now and just wait it out and wait until I get all my options out there."
While the attention Harlow is receiving is only growing, there is still one program he would like to hear from.
"I am waiting for SC," Harlow said. "My dad went there, so it's just one of those things where I am at least going to give them a look before I commit, but they aren't really ahead of anybody. I am not really leaning towards them at all, but they are the only school that I am kind of waiting for."
A prospect like Harlow has the ability to be a little picky when it comes to choosing a college football program. While he is open to all schools, he has an idea of what he wants in his future team.
"I want to have a good solid coach at the O-line position," Harlow said. "I want to get the best out of my potential that I can get. I want to make sure that I get into a pro-style offense unless I am playing center and then the spread isn't a factor too much. It kind of shows me off there actually.
"I want a good atmosphere where it's a great college town. I've been down to Tucson before and I liked it a lot. I am not sure. I am still trying to figure out exactly what I am looking for in a school and just taking my time to figure that out."
With more and more schools watching Harlow's progress, there is no telling where he may end up. While he remains open, expect Harlow to remain relatively close to home unless a big time program from back east calls.
"I think I will probably end up staying on the west coast," Harlow said. "Pac-12 or Boise State, but I don't think I will end up anywhere on the east unless I get offers to Florida or Miami or something like that."
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