Anthony Lopez still likes Arizona the most and while he's not ready to make a commitment yet the Wildcats are looking great in his recruitment.
"They're probably my No. 1 choice right now," Lopez said. "First of all, I like the coaches.
"They would let me play either way and I don't know which way I want to play right now so it's a better chance for me to play. The coaches seem like they really want me there and they're recruiting me really hard and keeping in contact."
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back from Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite said he talked with Arizona defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Tim Kish on Wednesday night and he's strongly considering an official visit to Tucson this fall.
Rated as the No. 40 running back in the 2012 class and the No. 13 prospect in the Arizona preseason top 15 of 2012 by Rivals.com, Lopez has offers from Arizona, Air Force, Colorado, Army, Idaho and Montana. The Wildcats are definitely in front at this point.
"They're sticking out," Lopez said.
Oregon State had been showing a lot of interest in Lopez, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com who finished with about 1,500 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns in his junior season but the Beavers have recently backed off.
That could even be a bigger sign that Arizona leads in his recruitment.
"Oregon State was talking to me but I called them and they said they can't offer me right now so I'm not sure they're in the picture anymore," said Lopez, who added that he's probably not near a commitment yet.