All but a Wildcat

Arizona is deep at offensive line, but unproven. They have made no bones about the fact that they want to continue to bring in quality players every recruiting class to push the older players. They came a step closer to adding another offensive lineman in the class.

Dallas Carter offensive lineman Demarcus Love is all but a Wildcat. He visited over the weekend and told the Wildcat coaches that he was very interested in their program.

"They are my favorite school right now," Love said. "Arizona is in the lead right now."

Love acknowledged that the staff has a number of other offensive linemen on the wish list and he made it sound as if he wants to go to Arizona but wants to see how their offensive line recruiting shakes out.

"I gave them what is almost like a soft verbal," Love admitted.

The Wildcat coaches told him they have no set limit on the number of offensive linemen they might take, so they could not guarantee a specific slot for him. At this time they plan on taking four, but if more of their top targets wanted to commit they would not turn them down. Love wants to make sure there is room for him and not too many bodies.

That seems to be the only downfall to the situation in Tucson. Love was very high on the program.

"I like the school, the team and the program," Love admitted. "They have good weather and Tucson is a good place to live. I would like to wake up there every day."

Love claims he was measured at 6-5, 292 pounds over the weekend and describes himself as a more "athletic" offensive lineman, who is no slouch in the power department.

He has visited UTEP already and may go to Kansas and Arkansas if the respective staffs will have him.

"I'm not sure if those coaches will let me visit if I am already sort of a soft verbal," Love said. "I don't really know how they feel about that."

He spent most of his time with fellow Dallas area players Mike Thomas and Donald Horton, but said he met a lot of the team and "most of the Texas guys."

If he does come to Arizona he feels he will most assuredly redshirt as that is what the coaches want to do with all of the prep offensive linemen.

"I would probably redshirt and play guard if I go there," Love said.

Love is a three-star recruit and rated as the 68th best offensive lineman in the nation.

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