Jon Brockman update

Jon Brockman may wind up as the Wildcats' top big man prospect, but as of now he doesn't have an offer on the table. The big man from Washington visited UCLA this weekend and they are one of two programs to offer a scholarship, but as of now they are not a favorite. We'll update you on how Arizona fits into Brockman's plans.

"I really don't want to think about the schools that way yet," Brockman told Tracy Pierson of TheInsiders about his possible favorites.

Brockman is listing eight schools, but as of now only the Bruins and Washington have offered. Arizona seems to have made him a priority, but as of now he does not have an official offer from the Wildcats. Lute Olson has been up to Snohomish to meet with Jon and his parents, but an offer won't come until Olson has a chance to see Brockman play in person. Rarely, if ever, will the Cats offer a player before Olson sees him play.

Some might worry that Brockman may pull the trigger before Arizona offers, but that does not seem to be a problem. All indications are that the 6-7 power forward will take his time to choose a school. A source close to the recruitment said that he will wait until the fall to make a decision and probably won't make most of his visits until after the summer recruiting camps.

Brockman may lack offers, but he's getting a lot of interest from some pretty impressive programs. North Carolina, Duke, Arizona, Gonzaga, Stanford and Kansas are all coming hard and you can bet that a lot of offers will start pouring in.

Physical, tough, yet athletic, Brockman is the type of player the Cats have not had since Michael Wright left. Although he lacks height, he has everything else you'd want in a post player. Since he is only 6-7, there is almost no chance he'll consider a jump to the NBA right out of high school.

According to our sources, Brockman knows that the Wildcats and other non-offering programs are very interested. In addition to a lot of attention from Olson and Rodney Tention, Brockman is getting a ton of mail from the two ACC schools on the list. By waiting until fall he can make sure that he has all the best offers in hand before making a decision.

CAT TRACKS' ANALYSIS: We still believe that Brockman is among the Cats' top post prospects. The fact that he is going to wait awhile bodes well for the Wildcats.

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