Haden enjoys official

Arizona commit Johnathan Haden took an official visit to Arizona last weekend. Read on to see how it went, his thoughts on teammate Jalen Tabor's recruitment, and more.

While much attention was paid to Jalen Tabor's visit to Arizona this past weekend, Tabor's high school teammate, Friendship Collegiate Academy (D.C.) running back Jonathan Haden, was on hand and already thinking about his role on next year's team.

"Coach didn't come right out and say that Ka'Deem is going pro, but he said that it is definitely a possibility," Haden said.

"He said that if that does happen, there will be a wide-open competition and that the guy who plays the best will earn the spot, regardless of class."

Haden's versatility is especially appealing to the UA coaches.

"They said they could see me in a bunch of different roles," Haden said. "I could be lined up in the backfield or in the slot or as a kick returner. I could tell they had all this stuff already thought out and I'm just excited to get there and get started. This is the perfect offense for me."

Arriving as a mid-year transfer figures to help Haden's quest for playing time.

"That's one of the things the coaches are excited about," Haden said. "I will really have a leg up because I will be able to go through the off-season drills, and on top of that I will have a big head start in the weight room as well."

Haden is also talking up the advantages of UA to his Tabor, his four-star teammate.

"It was fun getting down to campus with him," Haden said. "I figured once he got down here he would like the school and he did.

"It's his decision on where he goes, but the visit made a good impression on him. The good thing about it is that we're both going to be getting ready for college football in no time at all."

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