Lost recruit discusses situation

Last week the Arizona football team had a turbulent week and one of the major concerns is with recruiting. Many assume that the events will adversely affect their recruiting efforts. Although it remains to be seen if the Wildcats will be able to attract a solid recruiting class, they did lose out on one top prospect who liked the Wildcats a lot.

Phoenix's Mikal Brewer had the Wildcats near the top of his list, but after taking a visit to Stanford the talented offensive lineman decided the Farm is where he wanted to be.

Brewer's father told Cat Tracks that the Cardinal had been a leader for his studious son, but he couldn't deny that the recent problems made his decision easier.

"Mikal had always been leaning towards Stanford," confessed his father Rick. "If Mikal got hurt and could not play football, UofA is not Stanford."

Although they liked all the coaches they dealt with at Arizona, the Brewers just could not be comfortable with the situation the way it is. They honestly could not be sure that the problems would go away over night.

Even though the Wildcats lost out on the highly regarded blocker, Brewer had a lot of good things to say about Arizona.

"The trip went fantastic," the younger Brewer said before he chose Stanford. "The equipment was fantastic, I liked the players and I love the coaches."

Brewer felt that the Wildcats could be a team on the rise. He felt that the Wildcats had a lot of young players in the lineup that would benefit from the experience they are getting.

"Obviously with that many freshmen starting the team will be good in upcoming seasons," said Mikal Brewer. "They'll have experience and talent."

Brewer also visited Nebraska and considered Notre Dame, but he felt that no other school could offer him what he felt at Stanford.

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