Cats in Top three for SoCal Stud

This weekend the Wildcat coaching staff hosted five official visitors for their game against the Oregon Ducks. With the recruiting season really starting to kick into high gear the Cat coaches needed to put on a good show this weekend. While the Wildcats lost a tough game on the field, they impressed the recruits in town.

According to Irvine (Woodbridge) defensive end Alex Parsons, he was impressed with everything he saw on his visit to Tucson.

"I had a really great time," said the 6-foot-4 inch, 260 pound Parsons. "I really had a lot of fun. I was hosted by Adam Grant and Eben Britton and they were two really good guys. They showed me a good time definitely."

As is the normal official visit custom, Parsons got the campus tour and was shown all of the facilities and everything that Arizona has to offer.

"I really loved the campus and everything," he said. "It was very nice. The weight room was just amazing."

Parsons is being recruited by Arizona running backs coach Kasey Dunn and according to Alex Dunn and the rest of the coaches were really cool.

"I went out to dinner with the coaches on Friday night and again last night," he remarked. "I really got along with all of the coaches really well. I met with (defensive ends) Coach (Joe) Robinson and Coach (Mike) Stoops this morning. I watched film with Coach Robinson and I had a really good meeting with coach Stoops. Coach Stoops said that he was building a real program and that he wants to do it the right way."

Parsons enjoyed the atmosphere at Arizona stadium yesterday as well as the game itself.

"Man, it was a great game," he said. "They came back and should have won the game."

All in all Parsons said that his trip to Tucson exceeded his expectations and that he would give the trip and overall high grade.

"On a scale of 1-10 I would probably give the trip an 8 or better," he said. "The trip definitely exceeded what my expectations were. I had a really good visit."

Going into the trip Parsons had USC and UCLA as his clear cut favorites. So now that his trip to Tucson is over with, where does Arizona stand?

"They are in my top three definitely," he said. "I don't have a favorite out of those three, I like them all. Arizona is definitely in there though."

Parsons has one more visit scheduled for USC on December 16th and would like to take all five visits. He does not know where his final three visits will be to however.

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