Addison Bachman visited Arizona this past week and had known for some time that the Wildcats were his favorite so the Glendora (Calif.) Citrus C.C. center decided it was simply time to end his recruitment and make his commitment.
"It was pretty much already going to be sealed," Bachman said. "I was pretty much waiting around just to see what else was going to happen.
"I had already known even if USC was going to offer I was still going to go to Arizona. I was just hanging around to see what kind of fun I could have. The visit obviously did help because I had a lot of fun there with the chemistry of the players.
"I could say I wanted to go there before the visit but being there and seeing what I was getting myself into was what sealed it. It made me feel more comfortable about it."
Bachman is a 6-foot-5, 290-pound prospect who also had offers from Houston and Memphis and was picking up interest from numerous programs. He had said in recent weeks that Arizona was far and away his leader and now he's backed that up by pledging to the Wildcats.
It was a seemingly perfect situation for him. Arizona is losing offensive linemen so Bachman thinks he'll have a chance to contribute early plus it's relatively close to his home in California and his father in New Mexico.
In many ways, it was the perfect situation for Bachman so instead of prolonging his recruitment just to see what else might happen in the future he decided to commit and end things.
"Everything worked out," Bachman said. "They're losing linemen so I know they need help. My dad lives in New Mexico so I have family on both sides.
"It's easy for everyone to see me and that was obviously a big part - friends and family. I'm far enough away to be away and I'm close enough to home to be home. It all kind of worked out and it feels good. The program is up-and-coming and it's a lot of fun. I'm excited to be a part of it."