Bachman makes the call

Heading into his visit to Arizona this weekend, Citrus OL Addison Bachman (6-5, 295) knew he wanted to be part of head coach Mike Stoops' program, but until he was able to sit down with the Wildcats' head man, the versatile offensive lineman didn't want to be too eager. However, that all changed the moment the two met on Sunday morning and the sophomore said he couldn't be happier...

"I've known for a while I wanted to go there, but I wanted to visit before I committed," Bachman told Monday morning. "It was a great visit. I got to spend a lot of time with the current players and some of the commits that were on official visits too.

"It was just a special time for me to be there and watch them in action and when I sat down with coach Stoops Sunday, I came right out and said I wanted to be a Wildcat."

Bachman, who is projected to play center although he could play almost anywhere along the line, said he took particular note of how senior center Colin Baxter played in Arizona's heart-breaking loss to Arizona State Friday night.

"It was good to watch how he plays and leads the line," Bachman said. "He's a stud. I love it that I have a chance to take over for him now that he's headed on to bigger and better things and I had a great guy to learn from, just from watching him play."

Bachman had offers from Houston and Memphis and was getting some interest from schools like UCLA, USC, Louisville and New Mexico among others, but he said there were several things that helped him solidify his decision.

"I have a lot of family here (in Southern California) and then my dad's family is all in New Mexico," Bachman said. "I wanted to get away from things, but still be close enough to go home or be around family when I wanted to.

"Arizona is right in the middle of my families, so it's a good situation and then throw in the fact that they are going bowling this season and I feel like they are really building a winner there, that made me want to be a part of what they were doing."

Bachman plans to sign on the first day of the mid-year signing period (December 15th) and he will have three years to play two the day he arrives in Tucson.

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