Seattle guard has early favorite...

The summer recruiting season hasn't started, but already the Wildcats are positioning themselves for a run at a number of big time players. They have some serious interest from some very good players and one up and comer is now listing the Wildcats as his clear leader.

Terrence Williams, 6-5 JR SG Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach, is pretty clear about his top school at the moment.

"Arizona is my favorite," said Williams. "That's where I want to go."

We asked about other schools that might interest him if it doesn't work out with the Wildcats and Williams said, "I also like Kansas, North Carolina, Washington, Oregon – they have a great program, and USC. I like Coach Bibby. And Gonzaga is another really good program."

Williams said a few schools have offered him. "Arizona said they'd take me right now," said Williams. "So did UW and Gonzaga."

We questioned Williams about the timing of his decision and he replied, "I did want to do it soon, but I think I'll wait, take my five visits and then sit down with my coach to talk it over."

Williams said early playing time is not a primary consideration for him. "I feel if I go to a good program, they'll make me into a good player," said Williams. "It'd be nice to play some if I earn it, but I want to go someplace where I'll be a point guard – I want to be recruited as a point guard. So if they have someone I can learn from, that would be fine."

Williams told us that he had a 3.6 GPA last semester. He said he'll take the SAT after his season ends.

CAT TRACKS' ANALYSIS: Williams is quickly moving up the ranks of the top point guards in the West. At 6-6 he's got great size and great vision. Rainier Beach is a good program, so he should have a nice set of fundamentals coming into college.

We've heard that the Cats' top guard prospect may be Mario Chalmers and the Alaskan guard is expected to visit early, but Williams is right there. If Chalmers balks at the Cats' advances, expect the Arizona coaches to push Williams for an early commitment. As it stands they could pursue both players, as Williams has the size to also compete on the wing.

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