Arizona Lineman Has Top Three

Considered one of Arizona's top offensive line recruits, <b>John Kadous</b> from Tucson says he liked to leave Arizona, and has three schools that top his list of potential destinations...

One of Arizona's top offensive linemen, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic's John Kadous (6-6, 310) has been getting his share of calls through September, but is beginning to whittle down his list.

"It's been fairly busy. A lot of coaches are calling, once a week. It keeps me busy but it's a once in a lifetime thing I'm going through," said Kadous.

Kadous is hearing primarily from six schools right now: Notre Dame, UCLA, Northwestern, Oregon, Washington and Kansas State. And from that list, he has a pretty solid top three.

"My top three are Notre Dame, UCLA and Northwestern," said Kadous. "I have offers from Notre Dame and Northwestern, but not from UCLA yet."

In addition to the Irish and Northwestern, Kadous also has an offer from hometown school Arizona.

Kadous spent time at Notre Dame's camp this summer, and the Irish offered him, thanks to an impressive performance. "The Notre Dame camp was a good experience. I had a fun time there. Going there, I got the gist of where I stand with offensive linemen," said Kadous.

While the hometown Wildcats have offered, Kadous is leaning towards getting out of the desert, and going somewhere a little cooler – literally. "Anywhere is cooler than Tucson. I just get sick of 115 degree heat after while. I am going to take some officials in December, probably to Notre Dame and Northwestern, and I know it's colder there."

As for the Bruins, Kadous is planning on taking an official to UCLA, he just isn't sure when. "I plan to visit UCLA, but probably when my season is done. I'll probably watch them when they come to Arizona. Coach (Gary) Bernardi is recruiting me. He is a great coach, real upbeat."

Kadous wouldn't mind playing early, but acknowledges that a redshirt year could be beneficial. "I'd like to go in and play, maybe as a redshirt freshman or true freshman. (Former Bruin) Mike Saffer was from Tucson, and he started for four years at UCLA. I wouldn't mind playing early, but I could also use the year to work out, get stronger, go to the training table."

He has no timetable set on his decision. "If I am confident in where I want to go, I could commit early. Sometimes, if you wait too long, you could lose your scholarship. But I want to be sure."

Kadous has a 3.3 GPA and is on track to be fully qualified by the NCAA.

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