Recruiting TidBits 9-26

It was originally thought that the Wildcat coaching staff was going to use the USC game to host the bulk of their top recruiting targets. While it didn't turn out to be the huge weekend it was thought to be used as, it was still a pretty big weekend for the Cats. The coaches hosted six official visitors and a slew of unofficial visitors.

One of the official visitors in town last weekend was already committed to the Cats but the weekend visit proved to fully secure the decision made earlier this summer by St. Paul (Calif.) running back Nicholas Grigsby.

"I really had a good time," said the three star running back. "I got to meet all of the coaches and hang around with the players and everything; it was really everything that I thought it would be."

For Grigsby, who committed to the Cats in June, the trip turned out to be quite the eye opener on many different levels.

"I got to talk with a lot of the academic people and I was surprised at just how good they (the academics) are there," he said. "The facilities and the campus and everything was really beautiful and I really liked the Student Union a lot."

The one thing that really stood out to Grigsby was the scenery in Tucson, and he wasn't talking about the picturesque mountains that surround the city.

"Oh man the female scenery was amazing," Grigsby said with an obvious smile. "The first night I was there I stood there for like 30 minutes and every one of the girls was just so beautiful. They were all very nice and everyone was having a good time."

When asked how to grade the visit on a scale of 1-10 Nicolas was quick with his answer.

"Oh a ten for sure," he said. "I am totally committed and looking forward to getting there for sure."

Another visitor, this of the unofficial variety, was Norco (Calif.) offensive guard Adam Tello. Tello made the trip to Tucson with his family and according to Adam the trip went very well.

"I really liked it there a lot," said the big lineman. "I got there in the morning and they gave me a tour of the campus and we saw all of the facilities and everything, I liked everything that I saw."

Tello was originally being recruited by Offensive Coordinator Mike Canales but now things have changed and he will be recruited by his prospective position coach, Eric Wolford. Adam had nice things to say about meeting Wolford for the first time.

"I liked Coach Wolford a lot," he said. "He is a really nice guy and he is a good coach. The line struggled a little bit in the game but I know they are coming along and they will be fine. They are learning a new scheme and it takes time for the scheme to really take hold. I really liked all of the coaches; they were all really good guys and were very energetic."

At this point Tello, who is committed to Colorado, said that even though he is committed to the Buffaloes, he will make some official visits. Adam went on to say that he had four schools in mind for official visits.

"I know that I want to visit Arizona State, Colorado and Oregon for sure," he said. "I talked to Coach Wolford about visiting Arizona officially and it looks like I will make a visit after my season in either December or January."

Two other visitors that were in town on official visits came in to Tucson from Texas. Both Damien Davis and Billy Chavis took official visits to Tucson despite being committed to Oklahoma State and Baylor respectively. Neither of the young Texas athletes want to speak on the record about their visits but both of the young men were all smiles during their visit according to several sources.

Stay tuned in to tomorrow as we will have updates on the other official visitors form this past weekend. Jarvis Jones, Lavar Brown and Jared Flannel were all in town and we will have updates on these young Texas as well.

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