Lineman enjoys unofficial

2014 offensive lineman Andrew Mike is one of the best players in his class. Read on to see his thoughts on a recent visit, the Wildcats this season overall, and more.

Arizona's destruction of Washington was important for a number of reasons. Besides beating a team many pundits pegged to finish near the top of the conference, there were a number of in-state recruits on hand.

One of those prospects was 2014 Sabino offensive lineman Andrew Mike.

"It was cool seeing Arizona annihilate a good team like Washington," Mike said. "It was impressive how they came out and pretty much ended the game early on. They've definitely improved a lot from last years' team.

"I got to go out on the field for a while before the game and talk with the coaches. It was all small talk, but they congratulated me on a good season so far and just said they're following me closely."

It's an understatement to say Mike and his team have played well this year.

"Right now were 9-0," Mike said. "Most of our games get out of hand really quick, so there are a lot of games where I get taken out early in the second half.

"That's very frustrating because you train to play the whole game, but I'm trying to make the most out of it. I play both ways so at least I'm on the field the entire first half."

As Mike goes through his junior season, he is working to improve and ready himself for college as well.

"When I'm out there I'm really trying to focus on the little things," he said. "There are a lot of times I go against guys not nearly as big or strong, but I still try to keep proper technique and leverage because I'll need that at the next level."

It is not surprising that Arizona is not the only school following Mike.

"Right now I have offers from Arizona, Arizona State, NAU, Utah, BYU, California, Washington, and Penn State," Mike said. "I don't have any favorites at this point, but Arizona and Arizona State are the schools that are showing me the most attention. I'm going to take some visits after the year, but I'm just not sure where yet."

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