Mashack gets first offer

Arizona offered Kwesi Mashack a scholarship in late May. Read on to find out his reaction, where Arizona stands, and more.

Many high school athletes enter the summer before their senior year already having a handful of scholarship offers. Others attend camps in attempts to raise their stock.

Norco (Calif.) cornerback Kwesi Mashack has been all over the camp circuit trying to show off his skills to various Pac-12 schools.

"My summer has been pretty busy so far," Mashack said. "I went to the ASU camp, the USC camps, the UCLA camp, the Oregon State camp, and the Colorado camp. That was it for camps for the summer."

The corner currently holds just a single scholarship offer from Arizona that he picked up in late May. He also feels that Colorado, Arizona State, and UCLA may be close to offering.

"Right now, I have an offer from Arizona," he said. "I was really relieved when it happened. Everyone just has to work towards that first offer. Once that one comes in, then other schools start noticing you.

"I was also really excited when it happened, too. Arizona is a good PAC-12 school. I really like it."

Mashack has had contact with Arizona's Head Coach, Rich Rodriguez, but spends most of his time talking to the Wildcats' Recruiting Intern Miguel Reveles.

"Coach Reveles talks to me whenever he can," Mashack said. "We talk about all sorts of things. Right now, we have been telling each other about who we think is going to win the NBA finals. He also talks to me about school and my family. It's nice to hear from him."

The high school senior also has a special connection with the Arizona coaches that he doesn't have with others.

"When I talk with Arizona, the coaches seem to be more excited about me and my abilities," Mashack said. "The seem to want to talk to me more and call me more often. It's built much more of a relationship between us than other schools."

Mashack has taken several unofficial trips during his recruitment. The high school senior has visited Arizona State, Georgia Tech, UCLA, and USC. He will be making a trip down to Tucson in July.

"I am going to be heading down to Arizona for their grand opening of the new facilities," he said. "They are opening the new building and I keep hearing great things about it. I just can't wait to see it in person."

Even though the corner only has one scholarship offer at the moment, he still has three schools that are standing out to him.

"I really like the way that Arizona's defense is run," Mashack said. "I would say Arizona is right up there as a top school.

"I also really like UCLA and Georgia as well. Those are the best three schools for me right now."

His recruitment won't be over any time soon, as Mashack could be waiting until the last possible day to make his choice.

"I plan on deciding on February 6th," he said. "That's National Signing Day and I want to keep my options open as long as possible. Of course, if I find a school that I absolutely fall in love with, I could decide sooner, but that is my plan for now."

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