Stott pleased with Wildcats

2013 Arizona commit Logan Stott talks about the Wildcats' season, the coaching staff, his future, and more. Read on for the full story.

With many coaches getting fired and hired at the end of the season, the coaching carousel can play a role in the decommitment of many recruits. However, when Mike Stoops was fired in the middle of the 2011 season, Arizona commit Logan Stott never wavered in his commitment.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound St. George (Utah) Pineview offensive lineman was intent on staying with the Wildcats and even prefers the new staff in Tucson.

"When the old staff was fired, I was still committed and I didn't really need a lead recruiter to stay committed," he said. "I like the new coaches better. The old staff treated everything like a business and the new coaches are more laid-back and fun. Matt Dudek, the recruiting coordinator, does a really good job of making sure everyone feels wanted"

Stott recently saw Arizona fall to in-state rival Arizona State. He took the loss just the same as with other losses this season, but expects to have more emotions when he gets to campus.

"I was upset to see Arizona lose," Stott said. "It's never fun seeing the team I'm committed to lose. The rivalry isn't as big to me yet because I'm not a local recruit, but I'm sure I will get a better feeling for it when I get there."

Sunday was the first day that the coaches could have in-home visits with 2013 recruits and Stott was one of the first on the list for the Wildcats.

"It's actually the first day they are allowed to visit me and I'm really excited that they are coming," Stott said.

"They don't even have to come out here. I'm solidly committed and everything, but they are showing me love and respect to come see my family and me. It really means a lot to have him come out here."

Stott has stayed committed throughout the turmoil of the coaching change, but claims the process has been easy for him because he loves the school.

"I really love Arizona," Stott said. "I was never going anywhere else. I committed as a sophomore and when Mike Stoops got fired last year, I still made it a point to keep my word to the program."

As for what Stott has been doing to prepare for his time as a Wildcat, the high school senior learned a new position this past season while leading his team to the playoffs.

"We had a pretty good season, but we lost in the playoffs," he said. "It was disappointing, but it's just a high school game and there will be bigger and more important games in my future.

"I saw some time at center this season. The coaches sat me down and said that Kyle Quinn was graduating and that they wanted me to have some center experience when I get to camp. I learned what I could and played there this season, so I can come in and play almost anywhere on the offensive line."

Stott's future also looks bright with the Wildcats as he is planning on enrolling early and getting a head start with spring ball.

"That's the plan right now," Stott said. "I am trying to meet all the criteria and as of right now it looks like I'll be down there for spring camp.

"It was something I brought up to the coaches a while ago. I'm ready to move on from high school and getting into camp early will only help me and the team."

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