Junior back hearing from Arizona

Utah running back Caden Calton has already visited Arizona and is hearing plenty from the Wildcats. Read on for his thoughts on Arizona, his recruitment, and more.

Few running backs in the country had better junior seasons than 2015 Lehi (Utah) running back Caden Calton. While Calton's team didn't fair as well as he had hoped, he certainly did his best to help his team win.

"I had a really good season," Calton said. "We only went 5-5 and missed the playoffs, but we were better than that. Individually, I ran for almost 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns.

"I went into the season focusing on running really tough and not going down easily and when you look at the game you can tell that."

Calton's combination of quickness and surprising strength has intrigued quite a few college coaches.

"Right now, I'm hearing from Arizona, UNLV, Utah, Utah State and some other schools as well," Calton said. "Arizona has been on me for a little bit now and they send me stuff on a weekly basis."

Since visiting for a game, the 5-foot-7, 180-pound back's interest in Arizona has spiked.

"I went to the Arizona-UCLA game and it was a really good time," Calton said. "The game and the environment was great. I was a little surprised by how everything went and it was definitely worth the time."

Calton also got a good look at the campus and came away impressed.

"One of the coaches took me around the school and it was really pretty and it just seemed like a laid back, fun place," Calton said. "They told me that this is a great place to go to school and play football, and after taking the visit I can see why."

In the meantime, Calton has plans for his football future.

"I think if I put up even bigger numbers next season that I can get more interest," he said. "Right now, I'm 180 pounds so if I can get my weight up and continue to improve, everything should work out well."

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