Beau Boyster remains committed to Arizona but three programs in particular are diligently recruiting him and the three-star center from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco has decided to visit those places.
Boyster, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect who committed to the Wildcats in April, said Oregon, TCU and Illinois have pursued him harder ever since Arizona fired coach Mike Stoops earlier this season and he's set up visits to see what those schools have to offer.
"Oregon, TCU and Illinois are recruiting me the hardest at this point and I will be taking official visits to all those schools," Boyster said.
"TCU is going to be at my game this Friday and I will be taking my official to Oregon the weekend of Dec. 9. Coach (Steve) Greatwood, the o-line coach from Oregon, says that I should walk away with an offer. He just needs to meet me first."
The three-star prospect said he'll take his official visit to Illinois the weekend after his trip to Oregon and that the Illini have emerged as a favorite. Getting out to Illinois could be an important factor as his recruitment continues.
"Illinois I will be taking the next weekend after (Oregon) and I already have an offer from them and at this point I would consider them one of my favorites behind Arizona," Boyster said.
"I'm still committed to Arizona and should know the head coach shortly after the season has ended the AD told me."
Rivals.com rates Boyster as the fourth-best center in the 2012 class and the No. 64 prospect in the California state rankings. He also has offers from Arizona State, Nevada, San Jose State and Washington State.
St. John Bosco defeated Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany in the first round of the playoffs last weekend. It faces one-loss San Clemente on Friday night.