Green impressed on visit

Zachary Green was able to finally take his official visit to Arizona this past weekend. Read on for his impressions of the campus, future role, and more

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure (Calif.) running back Zachary Green committed to Rich Rodriguez early last year, and he then emerged as one of the top high school running backs in California. Like many other UA football recruits, Green was on campus this past weekend.

"It was an incredible visit," Green said. "Most the players went in there not knowing anyone and we left as best friends. We just naturally hit it off and it seemed like we had been teammates for a long time.

"Hanging out with guys like Samajie Grant and Ryan Dunn was a blast. We all got along really well and we bonded as a team and I just can't say enough about how well the visit went."

Green was able to talk extensively with the Arizona coaching staff about how he will fit in in the future.

"We all ate breakfast, lunch and dinner together and we were able to talk with the coaches about where we play next season," he said. "Coach Rodriguez wants me to come in and really challenge for playing time.

"In his ideal offense, he'll have multiple running backs playing a lot. He told us we all bring something a little different to the table. He wants two or three guys to be ready to go in and play throughout the game, so hopefully I can be one of those guys."

In addition, Rodriguez emphasized that he wants the recruits to be able to work together.

"He wants players who go out and push each other each day to get better and bond together while you're getting better," Green said.

Green is ecstatic to be a Wildcat and plans on arriving in Tucson in early June.

"I get down there early summer and I will be ready to go," Green said. "The trip really confirmed what I felt before I went on the visit.

"The coaches are awesome. Everyone gets along great and it really helped us bond as a team even though we're not on campus yet."

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