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Arizona commit has productive trip

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Nathan Sudfeld had a productive visit to Arizona this past weekend and sitting down with new coach Rich Rodriguez helped the Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian pro-style quarterback figure out where he fits with the Wildcats.
Sudfeld, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound three-star prospect, said he still needs to do more homework and will listen to other schools but getting out to Arizona helped with his decision-making process.
"I got a lot of stuff answered," Sudfeld said. "The quarterback coach wasn't there. He's coming up to my school on Wednesday with coach Rodriguez so that will be nice. I really like coach Rodriguez, he seems like a great guy, and we watched some film so it was good to see how he uses a passing quarterback.
"I definitely took a step forward with my interest to Arizona. I love the school and Tucson is beautiful.
"It seems like a great place to live and play football but I'm going to keep in touch with coach Rodriguez and the quarterback coach and get a feel for the offense a little bit more and see how I fit in. We definitely took a step forward after the trip."
Sudfeld said he liked talking with offensive coordinator Calvin Magee during his trip and that spending more time with the quarterbacks coach will be important moving forward.
One question that Sudfeld has considered is that he knows Arizona needs quarterbacks in this class but is he the right fit for Rodriguez's offense? That's something he will continue to ponder as he does more research.
"They really assured me that they look for a quarterback like me," Sudfeld said. "I want to get to know them more and see where they see me.
"In the end I'm going to try to do what's best. Everything went as well or better than I hoped it would at Arizona. I still have a lot more homework to do and get to know them and get to know the quarterback coach."
Sudfeld said he probably won't have a final answer on his destination until after the holidays. Arkansas, USC and Iowa continue to show the most interest and he's looking at all those programs among others just in case Arizona doesn't work out.
"When coach (Mike) Stoops got fired I had to cover my bases so my coach got in contact with some schools," Sudfeld said.
"I'm probably going to follow up with them but I'm still pretty good with Arizona. I want to talk to some other schools and make the best decision I can. Arizona is probably at the top of the list right now."
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