"Everything was positive," his mother said. "And Robert would join me in saying that."
Rothbart's mother, who played professionally in Europe for eight years herself, was particular impressed with the strength and conditioning facilities.
"We were really impressed with the strength and fitness facilities," she siad. "Not just the weight room, but everything. They showed us the special equipment, the pool and other things they have to take care of injuries."
Rothbart played pickup in open scrimmages with the UA players on Friday and again on Saturday. According to his mother, Firday was simply a day to feel his way and find a role among the other players. Saturday was his day to shine.
"Robert is always a little shy on the first day of a visit, then he settles in on the second day," his mother said. "Channing (Frye)was his coach (sponsor) on the visit and they really got along. They are so much alike."
Rothbart is considering Arizona, Indiana, Missouri and Stanford. His mother would not say Arizona was the favorite, but the excitement in her voice as she discribed the campus visit was a tell tale sign that Arizona is at or near the top of the list.
"I don't want the other schools to read about Robert's favorite on an Internet site," she said. "I'd rather the coaches hear from Robert himself. He still might visit Stanford. In fact he promised them he would visit, but I'm not sure he will."
One thing is certain, he will have the support of his mother wherever he chooses to play his college ball.
"Wherever Robert goes I'll be moving there, his mother said. "I'll only be a half-hour from him."
Nada Rothbart is helping her son through the recruiting process, but she WILL NOT make his decision.
"I'm one hundred percent involved in the recruiting process" she said. "I lot of people think I'm the one making the decision, but it will be Robert's decision."
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