"It was great," Flannigan said of the offer. "It is my first offer and it is a blessing that it is from Arizona. I kind of knew I was going to get it and it was a matter of being patient."
Flannigan has the ability to play numerous positions on defense and although he is used primarily as a safety in high school, his cover skills have Arizona considering him at a different position.
"Coach Lockwood told me that he sees me as a big corner," Flannigan said. "He told me he likes me at corner because I am a long 6-foot-3 and I can get up and go get the ball."
Arizona is the first offer for Flannigan, but it is certainly not the only school involved in his recruitment.
"USC, Utah, BYU, Colorado, and Boise State are the main schools I am looking at," he said. "On Sunday I am going to go to the ASU camp and in a couple weeks I am going to go to USC."
Flannigan is not sure about what he is looking for in a school, but does know of at least one important characteristic.
"I want a school close to home," he said. "If I am not going to stay home and play, I definitely want to be close."
So where does that put the Wildcats?
"Arizona is in a good spot right now," Flannigan said. "It was tempting to commit, but then at the same time I want to take my time and there is no rush. I want to decide by the end of July and I will get it done by then."