Iowa Eying Sudfeld

Nathan Sudfeld wrapped up his recruiting this summer with a verbal commitment to Arizona. After the Wildcats changed coached on November, the '12 CA QB decided to look around. Iowa, Arkansas and USC now are in the picture.

The holiday season can bring uncertainty for college football recruits. Coaches get fired or take new jobs, making high school players across the country reconsider their verbal commitments.

Nathan Sudfeld found himself in that scenario when Arizona fired Mike Stoops in October. The Modesto, CA product had pledged to the program in June.

Now, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound quarterback is looking around while still keeping an allegiance to the Wildcats.

"I probably would classify it as a soft verbal, but I am verballed (to Arizona) right now," Sudfeld said. "I have not de-committed or anything."

The Scout three-star prospect is hearing from plenty of other suitors.

"There are quite a few schools, probably 10 or something like that, showing interest,'" Sudfeld said. "The Top 3 that are interested in me other than Arizona are Arkansas, USC and Iowa. There's a little bit of interest from Stanford."

"Arkansas has come by my school twice in the last two weeks and so has USC. Iowa is coming (this week). I've kept in touch with them. They call me every once in a while."

Iowa, Arkansas and USC have yet to extend a scholarship offer to Sudfeld.

"I think they're all going to make decision on whether or not to offer me this week," he said. "I feel confident that one or two or maybe all three will offer. If it happens, it happens. If not, it wasn't meant to be. That's how I'm approaching it."

New Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez has found success with a a spread offense that featured dual-threat quarterbacks such as Pat White and Denard Robinson. Sudfeld has turned the heads of recruiters with his pro-style ability.

Rodriguez played host to Sudfeld on his official visit last weekend. The coach showed the recruit that he could fit into this system.

"I watched a lot of film from Coach Rodriguez regarding the offense," Sudfeld said. "I'm a pocket passer, but he really seems to want me. I was able to watch what he does with a passing quarterback."

While at Clemson and Tulane, Rodriguez utilized a throwing attack. He offered a scholarship to '12 Scottsdale CC pocket passer, Cody Sokol, who received an Iowa offer on Sunday.

"What we watched on film, it looked like I could really run it," Sudfeld said. "I really want to do my homework a little bit more and learn the offense, get to know Coach Rodriguez better and meet the quarterback coach. Where you go to college is a huge decision in your life. You have to weigh every pro and con and make what you feel is the best decision for yourself."

Sudfeld said that he hoped to have a final decision sometime after the holidays.

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