Hemsley staying open

Roy Hemsley is one of the top players in the west. Read on to see his thoughts on the recruiting process, where Arizona stands, and more.

Even before the 2014 football recruiting class was completed, the Arizona coaching staff was prioritizing 2015 recruits.

Few are bigger targets than 6-foot-5, 270-pound Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward offensive tackle Roy Hemsley.

While the courtship is in the early stages, Hemsley is nonetheless getting to know the Arizona coaching staff.

"I've heard from the Arizona coaches," Hemsley said. "They really liked what they've seen on film and they think I can become a pretty good player. There hasn't been anything too in-depth or anything, but right now we're just establishing a rapport."

That rapport will be necessary, because Hemsley is one of the better line prospects in the 2015 class and will likely be able to choose among plenty of schools.

"Most of the Pac-12 is recruiting me," Hemsley said. "I've been able to go to some good junior days and get to know some of these places.

"Schools like USC, California, and ASU are on me. I don't have a favorite and I'm kind of a hesitant to even name a list of schools because I truly am open to all schools."

Hemsley is happy with the attention and is making sure he does not take it for granted.

"I feel fortunate enough though that I have such good schools recruiting me," he said. "You look at a place like USC, which is one of the most storied programs in the country, and then you look at the other schools without quite the reputation, but they have new and up and coming coaching staffs and players."

Don't be surprised if other schools enter the recruiting picture.

"I'm not sure when I'm going to decide, but I doubt it will be early," Hemsley said. "I want to give everyone a legit chance and I can't do that if I a make a really quick decision."


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