Bakersfield 'Backer Close to Decision?

With eleven commitments in the bag for the class of 2008 the Wildcat coaching staff will end up doing more babysitting than recruiting during the upcoming football season. With around 20 scholarships to give out the class is over half full already and after a recent unofficial visit could commit number 12 be upcoming?

Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial High School standout linebacker Zander Fabbri was just in Tucson with his parents for an unofficial visit to the University of Arizona and everything went as well as it possibly could have.

"It went great, I really liked it a lot," Fabbri exclaimed. "They showed us around the campus and everything it was great. The weight room was amazing and all of the facilities are real classy."

Fabbri is still undecided as to what he wants to study in college but one thing especially stuck out in Arizona's favor for him while he was on campus.

"They have a top ten Business school," he said. "I don't really know yet what I want to major in but I know I could not go wrong and I would get a great education at Arizona, especially in business. One of the professors said that they are going to be ranked number one in their Entrepreneurship program this year."

So far in the recruiting process Zander has been able to establish a solid relationship with his lead recruiter Joe Robinson as well as his would be position coach, Tim Kish.

"Coach Robinson is a really good guy," he said. "He is a cool guy. I had met him before but it was nice to get to sit down and really talk with him. I text with him a lot and I call him but it was good to see him again and get to talk. I also text and talk with Coach Kish quite a bit and he is a really good guy too."

Prior to visiting the Old Pueblo Fabbri had Arizona as his top school and the visit did nothing but solidify the Wildcats as his number one choice at the moment. He went on to say that the chances of him becoming a Wildcat are extremely high.

"Arizona is definitely number one for sure," Zander said. "It is a really good possibility that I will be a Wildcat even within the next week or so. I want to go home and talk with the rest of my family. I really want to talk with my grandparents and get their thoughts on me going to Arizona before I decide anything for sure. I want to keep all of my family as involved as I can because I am really close with my grandparents."

When asked to put a percentage on the chances of him becoming a Wildcat Fabbri thought about it and commented that, "maybe 90 percent right now. I know my parents really love it here and they want me to come here and I know that I would love to come to school here and play football here. My coach is also really supportive and he wants m to come to Arizona as well. The chances are very high for me to be a Wildcat but I really want to go home and talk with the rest of my family before I make any final decision."

When it comes to his education Zander is a serious student. He sports a 3.2 core GPA and has already scored a 1420 on the new version of the SAT but said that he was unhappy with that result and that he will be retaking the test at the next available opportunity.

If Fabbri does in fact pull the trigger and become a Wildcat he would be commitment number 12 in a class that should number around 20.

Keep checking back with WildcatInsider.com for the latest on the possible upcoming decision of Fabbri as well as all of the latest recruiting and team news concerning your Arizona Wildcats.


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