Wildcats stand out for Cormier

Pierre Cormier is one of Arizona's top targets for 2013. Read on for a complete update on the running back, including when he wants to visit.

Arizona already has a commitment from one running back, but it is clear that it would like to add another. San Diego (Calif.) Madison senior running back Pierre Cormier is the Wildcats' top target.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect also has Arizona as one of his top schools, along with Nebraska and Boise State. While he would not name a leader, he said that there could be another team that is trying to make the top three become a top four.

"Oregon State has been recruiting me pretty hard recently," Cormier said. "It's something I'm definitely looking into.

"They've produced running backs in the NFL, which is something I have to take into consideration because that's my ultimate goal. They do a good job getting running backs ready for the next level."

Even with the recent surge from Oregon State, the Wildcats still sit as Cormier's top Pac-12 school. He talks to either Rod Smith or Calvin Magee, Arizona's co-offensive coordinators, on a regular basis.

"They just tell me about the different things that they do up there and how I'd fit in their offense," he said. "They tell me all sorts of stuff about why I should go there and what their school is all about.

"The coaches say that I am the guy that they want. That's something that I take into big consideration."

One of the major things that he is looking at with the Wildcats is the way that they run the offense, but Cormier also has other reasons for his interest in Arizona.

"It's close to home and it's Pac-12 football," Cormier said. "Arizona is a good school and they have an offense that I fit into well."

Cormier will take a while before making a decision. He will take his official visits in the fall, which includes a trip to Tucson, and then decide afterwards.

"I'd say the latest I will decide is the end of my senior year," he said. "The earliest I think you could see me with a decision is probably the middle of the season."

The Wildcats are quickly running out of scholarships, but it won't be a problem for Cormier even if he waits.

"The coaches talked to me about that and they were telling me that they weren't rushing me or trying to put any pressure on me," Cormier said. "It was kind of cool that they said one would be left available for me if my decision was to happen later rather than sooner. When the time comes, hopefully it will still stand."

Cormier will take his official visits once school starts up for the fall semester, but is trying to take an unofficial visit to Tucson later this month. He is still unsure of when that visit will take place.


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