With the Wildcats signing Temecula (Calif.) Great Oaks offensive tackle Bryson Cain, Arizona is getting a solid player, but also someone who has been a fan of the school for years.
"I've always been a huge fan of Arizona since middle school," Cain said. "When I got the offer I was excited about it, but I didn't know it was the school for me right away. I really had to think about it at first."
It was the visit to Tucson and the tour of the campus that really confirmed what Cain had originally thought.
"Once I visited the campus and went on the tour, that was it. As soon as I left the campus, I knew it was the place for me. It was just amazing."
The campus sold Cain, but his real interest were the football facilities that he will be using once he gets on campus.
"It was the feel of the campus that did it for me," he said. "I felt like I was at home. I saw all the facilities and I thought those were incredible. The old school practice field and the equipment shed, I just loved the feeling."
Throughout the recruitment, Cain was being recruited by offensive line coach Jim Michalczik and the two have grown a bond because of it.
"Coach Michalczik and I have known each other for a while now," he said. "We have really gotten close. We have gotten to know each other well and I am really excited to get down there in the summer and start working with him."
Since committing, the offensive tackle has shut down other suitors that have contacted him about their schools.
"A couple of other schools were still in contact with me," Cain said. "I just told them that I was very sure that I was going to Arizona so a lot of them stopped calling. I still get a few letters, but nothing major since they all realized I was locked in."
Cain committed to Arizona in August, but recently took his official visit to campus and it confirmed that he made the right decision.
"I fell in love with the school even more on my official visit," Cain said. "I loved everything about it. I got to just take it all in and everything really felt like it was home. The players and coaches and everything was just great."