2014 Recruiting: A closer look

Arizona is recruiting numerous top players in 2014. Read on for an overview of the class, including Arizona's standing with each.

With a little break in AAU ball, we figure now is a good time to give an overview of Arizona's targets for the 2014 class. This is not necessarily a list of all the players Arizona is looking at and obviously with the way recruiting is, it can change quickly.

Justise Winslow: Winslow has decided that he may not need any official visits, which pushes his timeline to make a decision to this summer. There is a possibility that he just is not ready to decide this summer and does choose to take his official visits.

However, that seems unlikely at this point. Duke and Arizona are in good position and the general belief seems to be that those two are the schools to beat. Winslow is going to deny it, but Arizona can't complain about its position right now and is definitely in solid shape.

We would be surprised, as of now, if Winslow did not wind up at Arizona or Duke, but there is still time for this recruitment to take more shape.

Jahlil Okafor: Arizona fans got a bit excited when an Arizona coach visited Okafor, but it is likely nothing will come of it. Okafor is going to play with Tyus Jones at the next level and obviously having Parker Jackson-Cartwright likely takes away that possibility. Arizona will probably continue to recruit Okafor, but it is a major longshot to say the least.

Emmanuel Mudiay: As of now, Mudiay is saying that he wants to visit Arizona this summer. Again, the commitment of Parker Jackson-Cartwright complicates things a bit, but if Mudiay wants to visit, it makes sense to have him on campus as long as PJC is fine with it. Landing Mudiay remains difficult and the thought is that Kentucky is the favorite, but until he has the Wildcats out of it, he will remain a recruit to keep an eye on.

Craig Victor: Arizona is in good shape for Victor, but he wants to take his time making a decision. Victor does not say a lot regarding his recruitment, but has a ton of schools coming after him. In addition to Arizona, Kansas, LSU, Florida, Kentucky, and others are coming after him. The good aspect of that is that the Wildcats have been on Victor for a while now and although it is difficult to guess where he will wind up, Arizona will stay right in the thick of things for the five-star forward.

Stanley Johnson: Johnson's recruitment has been talked about plenty and it is no secret that Arizona is one of the schools to beat for him. UCLA and USC have made him a priority with their new coaching staffs, but Kentucky and Arizona have already made a major impact. Most feel as if this recruitment will come down to those two schools and it is difficult to argue that. Johnson will likely take his official visits, so his final decision could come down to how those go.

Namon Wright: Wright is another player that has been made a priority by the local coaching staffs. USC and UCLA both have a legitimate chance of landing Wright and Arizona is right there as well. Wright has been consistent in saying that he is nowhere close to making a decision and it is possible he will want to watch the schools recruiting him in order to help with a decision. Some feel the local schools may have somewhat of an advantage here, but Arizona should stick around as well.

Paul White: Arizona may be the favorite for White right now, although he has interest in Florida and other schools as well. White wants to take some officials before making a decision and both schools are in line to get one. It will be interesting to see how Arizona handles White's recruitment, as the majority of its board has yet to decide. White does not have a set timetable, but Arizona is certainly one of the schools to beat when he does decide to pick a school.

Kameron Chatman: Chatman is completely open, despite many feeling that Washington is the favorite. He has been consistent the last few weeks in saying that he wants to go through the process slowly. Arizona will continue to recruit him and although the Huskies could be tough to beat, it is difficult to currently get a true gauge on Chatman's recruitment right now.

Zylan Cheatham: Cheatham's stock continues to rise and with that will come more offers. Arizona has yet to offer and will likely watch him again soon in order to help with that decision. Should an offer come, the Wildcats will likely be in solid shape. However, until that happens, it is hard to say exactly where Arizona stands.

Brekkott Chapman: Chapman was supposed to have an in-home visit with Arizona recently, but an extended family health issue forced Sean Miller to cancel. The Wildcats are in solid shape here, but that in-home will likely need to happen for the Wildcats to have a good chance. UCLA has gotten involved as late and it would not be a surprise to see Chapman's recruitment gain steam this summer, especially considering that he is in no rush to make a decision.


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