Cats try to reel in big play Bass

Corona (Calif.) running back Ryan Bass is one of the better running backs on the West Coast. The big play back has a number of suitors, but is currently working off a short list of favorites.

Bass is listing Arizona State, Minnesota and Arizona as his current favorites, with each school offering something different.

With the Wildcats, Bass likes the coaching staff and the promise of the future.

"They have a really good future," Bass said. "They are on the right track."

As for the Sun Devils, Bass has been impressed with their past as well as the potential for the future.

"It is a good program," Bass said of ASU. "It is usually one of the top schools in the Pac-10."

Bass also noted that he likes new Sun Devil coach Denis Erickson.

As for the Gophers, their recent track record of success with running backs holds a lot of appeal for the four-star runner.

"They have a good running back every year," Bass said. "They have good coaches and have a good team."

Interestingly enough, all three programs have a slew of new coaches. ASU and Minnesota.

Bass has made an unofficial to San Diego State, but as of now that will be the last visit he takes until the fall when he can make his official visits.

The 5-10, 185-pound running back describes himself as having "good speed and vision". That is evident from his 2,351 yards and 36 scores.

His teammate, quarterback Matt Scott, recently verballed to Arizona. Now, the Wildcats have an additional advocate.

"He tells me about Arizona," Bass said. "He isn't pushing me, but he is working on me."

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