Zimmerman enjoys Arizona visit

Arizona took their turn to host five-star Stephen Zimmerman, and the visit got an excellent grade.

Five-star center Stephen Zimmerman made his weekend official visit to Arizona culminating with the Wildcats exhibition game win. For Zimmerman it was a good visit, and his mother, Lori Stevens, explained the highlights of visit.

“I think the length of the visit and the time we got to spend with the coaches was a lot more than the unofficial visits,” said Stevens. “We had dinner with them off the plane on Friday night, Saturday we went to breakfast and then toured the campus and saw practice.”

She continued, “I really liked the way Sean (Miller) ran practice. It was no nonsense and they went hard with no wasted time.”

One of the highlights for Zimmerman and his family was not only getting to see the Wildcats practice, but play in an actual game. It gave the family and Zimmerman a chance to see exactly what the coaches have been saying in terms of how he will be used.

“I think it helped a lot to see them in action,” explained Stevens. “The coaches sit there and tell you how they are going to use Stephen, but until you see how they are using what they already have, they could be telling you anything.”

She went on, “Stephen and I sat next to each other at the game and he had a lot of comments about how he saw what they were telling him and what he would be doing, and that they would use him how they said.”

Already Zimmerman has made official visits to UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky along with Arizona. Also schools such as North Carolina, UNLV,, Indiana, and Notre Dame remain in the mix. When it comes to making a decision, nothing seems to have changed with Zimmerman’s timeline.

“It’s really on Stephen to decide we want him to be comfortable,” Stevens explained. “I think he felt when he made the visits he would just feel that one place is right for him and that he would know the place was right for him. I tried to tell him it may not work like that, and now it gets more difficult because every visit has been great.”

Stevens continued, “He likes something about every school, and I think the longer he waits he can see who is playing well, who is going to leave, who is going to stay, and things like that. He doesn’t want to worry about his choice too much during his decision, so I think February or early March he will buckle down and call it.”

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