Washington commit to visit?

Washington commit Elijah Qualls likes the Huskies, but still has his eye on a few other schools. Where does Arizona stand? What would it take for him to become a Wildcat? Read on to find out.

2013 Washington commit Elijah Qualls is still solid to the Huskies, but is taking the proper steps to not burn any bridges with other teams recruiting him.

Recently, the Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande defensive tackle decided that he would take a few official visits during his senior year of high school.

He already planned on taking one to Washington, but now it seems that a few other schools might be in the running for a visit as well.

"I'm not sure where I'm going to take my officials yet," Qualls said. "I'm thinking about Miami and Arizona. There may be another school that hasn't offered me yet. I'll definitely be taking one to Washington."

Qualls was part of the commitment-fest that happened a few weeks ago, when the Huskies received eight verbal commitments in a single day.

Since deciding that he wanted to wear purple and gold in college, Qualls has kept in contact with other coaches, specifically the ones at Arizona.

"I still keep in contact with the coaches down there," he said. "I respect that they are still recruiting me. They even told me that if I still wanted to take an official there, then they'd love to have me. I told them that I'd keep in contact with them and I might take an official there.

"Nothing has really changed with their approach. The Arizona coaches have always been calm and really respectful of me. They still want me."

Qualls has visited the Arizona campus before, which makes his decision to take an official that much more intriguing for the Wildcats. On his first visit, he toured the school and talked to the coaches, coming away impressed.

"It's actually a really nice place," Qualls said. "All the coaches are great people and the players I met are really great guys. It's a relaxed and chill environment. Everyone is really nice and it seems like they are always happy."

The defensive tackle is still solidly committed to play football for Washington, but says there are always events that could make him change his commitment.

"I'm pretty solid on Washington," he said. "The only reasons I'd change my mind are if something happened with the coaching staff or they just did horrible this coming season.

"I'm not looking for them to win the Rose Bowl this season, but I definitely don't want to see them crash. Of course, everybody wants to win. We just have to see what happens."

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