Creason commits to new family

Arizona picked up another commitment on Sunday. Read on to find out what sold Creason on Arizona, what stood out about his recent unofficial, and more.

When it comes to football recruiting, July has become Christmas for Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats.

On Sunday morning, Folsom (Calif.) offensive lineman Cody Creason committed to play football as a Wildcat.

”I just committed to Arizona,” Creason said. “I just felt like it was the right place for me.”

Just a few days removed from a visit to Tucson, Creason said that it was the trip to meet the coaches that he was most impressed with.

”I just took a visit there this past week and I really liked everything about it,” he said. “I liked everything about Tucson. I was with Coach M (Michalczik) and some of the players. I had some fun with Coach Rod. I liked him a lot.”

Creason enjoyed spending time with his future head coach and continues to grow the bond with his future position coach.

”I just really liked the place, “ Creason said. “I’ve talked with Coach M on the phone and he’s a great coach. We have some great talks and I can tell he’s going to be great for me.

”Coach Rod is amazing. He wins everywhere that he goes. I’m looking forward to playing for him.”

During the trip, he was also able to get a feel for the team and the city by hanging out with some of his future teammates.

”I could see the team chemistry surrounding the program," Creason said. "There is a real family atmosphere with the team and coaches, as well as with the city down there. It was great.“

In the end, it was the atmosphere and the connection with the players and coaches that brought the commitment.

”I wouldn’t say that they recruited me any different than other schools,” Creason said. “I just liked the players, coaches, and everything. It was like family there.”

The message from Arizona to Creason was clear and he was on board with it.

”The coaches didn’t sell me on one thing," he said. “They talked to me about the ability to come in and contribute to the team and help the team win games. That’s all I really want.”

When the 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman gets on campus, he will be fighting for a spot in the trenches. He doesn’t know where yet, but Creason be prepared.

”I’ll probably play an inside position, but I’m not sure yet,” Creason said. “I bring versatility to the run block and pass block. I’m good in open space and I’m pretty athletic.

”I think I am pretty adept to the offense, as that’s what my high school team uses. I think I’ll have an advantage when it comes to an uptempo offense, but there will still be more to learn.”

Creason plans to visit Tucson again this fall for a game, but has not made a firm schedule to do so.


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