Anaheim (Calif.) Servite quarterback Travis Waller has seen his stock steadily rise over the last few months. The dual-threat quarterback has been hearing from many schools over the spring, including Arizona.
The quarterback has picked up offers from California and Tennessee in the past few weeks and feels like his hard work is starting to come full circle.
"Everything is going good," Waller said. "I have been training six out of the seven days of the week. Spring ball starts soon and that's really exciting. I just picked up a few more offers and it is all starting to pay off."
Waller is gearing up for his senior season in high school, but that doesn't mean that he is doing things the same as he had been the last few years.
"It's my last season to play football in high school," he said. "I am approaching it a little differently. Last year, the other team would say, 'Look at that quarterback who can run.'
"This year, I want them to say, 'Look at that quarterback who can really throw and make things happen with his feet if he has to.' I want to change the way people see me in that aspect."
With his recruitment picking up, the signal caller wants to start thinking about his list of schools, but isn't going to rush his decision.
"It is definitely getting pretty busy right now," Waller said. "There have been a lot of schools stopping by recently. I'm in no rush to make my decision just yet. I'll just try to narrow it down and I will for sure make a decision before the first game of the season."
Waller will take a few visits over the summer, but he hasn't planned any of them out, yet. He doesn't know where he will trip to either, but plans on knowing that shortly.
"I don't have any visits planned just yet," he said. "I am still trying to get that figured out. I want to take three or four visits, but I don't know where they will be to yet. I want to make sure I'm visiting the schools that I think will be the best fit."
It is no secret Rich Rodriguez wants to take a quarterback in every recruiting class and Waller is one of the top priorities for the Wildcats.
"The Arizona coaches are going to come by soon," Waller said. "Arizona runs the spread offense, which is a great thing. They think I can run their offense and make plays for them. They really need a game changer and they think I can be that guy."
Waller has worked on developing a relationship with Arizona quarterback coach Rod Smith.
"I talk to Coach Smith the most," he said. "We talk about how they would use me and he always tells me that they need to get me out there. Other than that, we talk about how school is going and other little things."
When Waller does take his visits, he already knows exactly what he will be looking for.
"My mom is really making sure that we pay attention to the academic aspect of the school," Waller said. I want to major in business, so we will be looking for that.
"I am going to be looking at the sports aspect as well. I'm looking for the facilities and the relationship with the coaches and all that. The facilities definitely stand out, but you can't just go to the school because they have nice facilities. Making sure it is the right fit all around is the most important part."