First commit finally visits

Colin Baxter was the first player to commit to the Wildcats, but one of the last to visit. There were no problems in his recruitment, he just could not schedule the trip earlier. Baxter had a good visit and looks forward to signing day.

Some may wonder why it took Baxter so long to take the visit. He says he never wavered and was sold on the Wildcats from the first time he arrived on campus for the Wildcat elite camp.

"I didn't really think about it," Baxter said of planning the visit. "I've been busy lately so this was the first chance I had to do it."

Baxter enjoyed the visit. Although he had seen much of the campus before, he did enjoy the experience.

"It was good, I had a good time," Baxter said. "I did a lot of recruiting stuff. I saw the campus and went to the basketball game and went out to dinner then I went out with the guys."

Baxter was impressive at the one-day camp over the summer. He already had an offer before getting to Tucson, but solidified his status in the minds of the Wildcat staff. He left for home impressed and called a few days later to pull the trigger.

"I like the overall feel and attitude," Baxter said. "It's the combination of everything. I always had things I like about all of the schools I visited, but Arizona is the best mix."

Although he committed way back in June, Baxter had no regrets. He has never wavered on his commitment to the program.

"No. I knew since my first visit to the campus," Baxter explained.

Baxter will arrive in Tucson after the Fourth of July. His Palos Verdes Peninsula High School does not even let out until June 16th. He'll take a few weeks off and then head to Tucson. His team does not keep offensive stats for linemen, but on the defensive side of the ball he had 85 tackles, two sacks and 10 tackles for a loss.

At 6-4, 295 he is already a big man. Despite being nearly 300-pounds, Baxter moves very well. Although he is a physical specimen, he is not satisfied.

"I am always looking to get stronger and faster," Baxter said. "I always play hard and want to win more than the other guy."

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