Wildcats offer California receiver

Arizona recently offered wide receiver Tony Ellison. Read on to see where the offer puts the Wildcats, when he will decide, and more.

The University of Arizona was one of the first schools to offer Granite Bay (Calif.) 2014 wide receiver Tony Ellison and while Ellison figures to receive more offers, Arizona had made a positive impression on him.

"The two schools that stand out the most are Arizona and Fresno State," Ellison said. "Both schools have been recruiting me pretty well and they play the type of style that I'm looking for."

Location will play a factor for Ellison, which is one of the reasons why Arizona is in good shape.

"Ideally, I would like to stay out west and play for a school where my family can see me and that is one of the reasons I like Arizona and Fresno State," he said.

The Arizona coaches prioritized Ellison early on because of his skill set.

"The coaches say they like my ability to fit into their offense as a slot receiver," Ellison said. "They feel I can get out there and create some mismatches with my quickness and in the Arizona offense the main thing is creating mismatches.

"They have an offense that puts up a lot of points and that is obviously appealing to me."

Ellison knows what he is looking for in any prospective school, but isn't quite sure when he will decide.

"The main things I would like to see from any future school is one that has a broad range of good programs and a team that gets along well," Ellison said. "Every coach says the team has a family atmosphere and that is why I want to take visits to schools to see for myself."

There is no exact timetable for a decision, but Ellison has an idea of when he would like to see it happen.

"I'm not exactly sure when I will decide," he said. "Any decision is a ways off, but I could see myself deciding right before the season, during the season, or right after. Anytime from August on is what I'm looking at."


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