5-Star Gable gives Tucson a '10'

When a team goes 3-8 in back to back years they are not generally supposed to recruit well. At least that is the usual norm for programs that go 3-8, but as Wildcat fans have found out, Mike Stoops and his staff are anything but normal in the recruiting game. The coaches hosted five solid recruits this weekend and so far the returns seem to be good for the program.

Sylmar 5-Star running back/athlete C.J. Gable was in town for his visit to the Old Pueblo and things could have not gone any better according to the SoCal stud.

"It went good, really good," Gable said of his visit to Tucson. "It was really fun and I liked it a lot. My host was the cornerback, (Antoine) Cason and he is a good guy. I hung around with all of the players and they were all good guys and we got along really well."

One of the other visitors in town was Wildcat quarterback commit Tyler Lyon and according to Gable, he talked to CJ so much that it was almost like Lyon was Gable's host.

"I talked to Tyler a lot," Gable remarked. "He is a good guy and he was selling me on the program and everything. All of the recruits and all of the players got along really well."

As per the usual official visit, Gable toured the facilities, met with academic advisors and just got a general feel for the City of Tucson and the University of Arizona community.

"The facilities are real nice," said Gable. "Coach (Corey) Edmond is a good guy and he knows what he is doing. He is cool and I can tell that the workouts are hard but I like that. He has a very good system there."

"The academic support is very strong at Arizona," Gable continued. "The support is real good and you get everything that you need. They have a room where they have a lit of tutors for every subject you need and just everything that you might need is available."

Before he left for the Tucson airport Gable had the usual one on one sit down meeting with the head coach, Mike Stoops. According to Gable the meeting went really well and e got a good feel for what Coach Stoops wants and what kind of program he envisions in Tucson.

"My meeting went really good," he said. "Coach Stoops is nice and is a good guy to be around. He is a real cool guy. We talked about how I could come in right away and play and we talked about what he wanted out of his players and what he expects. We talked a lot about what position I could play and he thinks I could play either running back or safety or even maybe corner. I play running back and free safety in high school and I play some corner too so I would fit in well there."

Gable is being recruited by Arizona wide receivers coach Charlie Williams and the two have formed a good relationship.

"Coach Williams is a good guy to talk to," said Gable. "He is a real cool guy and he likes to keep it real. He doesn't just tell you what you want to hear he is always telling you the truth about everything and he is real straight forward. I like him a lot."

Gable went on to say that there were no real drawbacks to his visit and he gave Tucson and the U of A high marks.

"Oh, I would definitely give the visit a ten for sure," he said. "I was a lot more than I expected and it was better than I expected. I didn't really have any favorite thing about the trip, the whole trip was just real fun and it was a good experience. It was a lot better than I thought it would be."

When it comes to choosing a school Gable said that he was down to USC and Arizona. Before his visit to Tucson, Gable said that USC was his heavy favorite and that he was, "90% sure I would go there." Has anything changed after visiting Tucson?

"USC is still up there but Arizona is right there with them now," he said. "Arizona is a legit contender now. I have to go home and talk to my mom and I want to decide some time this week. It is USC and Arizona though and I really don't know where I am going yet. I have to sit down and talk to my mom so we can compare the two schools and I can come to a decision."

Gable also went on to say what he thought of the future of the Arizona Wildcat program.

"The future is definitely good for Arizona," he said. "They are building things and they are going to be very good in the future."

CatTracks.net will keep you up to date with Gable as his decision looms.

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