Haden excited for visit

Jonathen Haden remains excited about his Arizona commitment. Read on to see when he wants to enroll, his thoughts on an upcoming visit, and more.

Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy running back Jonathan Haden is one of the more intriguing players to pledge to join the Wildcat family.

Not only is he a speedster who can make things happen in the backfield, but he brings versatility in the passing game as well.

"The coaches think I can help them in a couple different roles," Haden said. "They like me as a running back, but they also want to move me around and try to get mismatches on the field. They said I could split out or man the slot, anything to try to get a linebacker on me."

Haden believes that the offense the coaching staff presented him is what helped lead to a commitment.

"That was one of the things that really drew me to Arizona, was how creative the coaches are with their offense," he said.

"They're being truthful. When you watch their offense, it is how they describe and sell it to you."

The Arizona commit will be checking out his future home this week.

"I'm going out there this weekend for the red carpet showing of the new facilities," Haden said. "The coaches have been talking it up and they're trying to get as many recruits down there as possible. Since I'm already committed I'm going to go down there and show my support."

Haden will be able to come to Arizona sooner than most.

"I'm not sure of my major yet, but I would like to figure that out soon," Haden said. "I graduate in December and I'm going to be enrolled at Arizona by January. I think I'm the only recruit doing that.

"The coaches are pretty excited about it because it will give me a big leg up. I will be able to go through spring ball and get fully adapted to the weight and work out routine they have going on."

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