With the recent decision of Kadeem Jack to go to prep school, Eloy Vargas has become as close to a must get as a school can be.
The fact of the matter is that it is no secret that Arizona needs help in the front court and since Jack is not headed to Tucson, Vargas is easily the answer to the biggest question mark the Wildcats have.
The 6-foot-9, 220-pound player has some question marks around him, but it is not to the point where Arizona should not be putting on all the stops to make sure he leaves Tucson as a Wildcat.
By landing Vargas, Arizona would be able to go with more of a traditional lineup. Make no mistake about it, Derrick Williams is a power forward.
However, he was forced to play center for the UA this past season and, because of that, was not likely as successful as he could have been.
As good of a season as Williams had, he often played against players that were bigger than him and that likely would never guard him on a regular basis.
Arizona simply had no reason not to play Williams at center because the alternative just was not very good.
By landing Vargas, the alternative becomes more than simply good and the UA will be better for it as a whole.
The offense will likely run smoother, as Momo Jones will have more options and it will also allow the rest of the players to feed off two legitimate presences in the post, something that most teams do not have.
There are no guarantees in recruiting, thus it should be Arizona's priority to make sure Vargas leaves campus with a commitment.
The good news for the UA is that it makes perfect sense for both parties, as it should be an interesting weekend to say the least considering the futures of a program and a player will be influenced in a major way.
Vargas remains must-get
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