Arizona commit Beau Boyster took an unofficial visit to Tucson last weekend with his teammate Davonte Young, a 2013 running back, and the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco center wanted to watch the game but also do a little recruiting.
"It wasn't like an official trip, I was with Davonte, and we came in mid-afternoon and we hung around and tailgated and then I met up with all the kids that were officially visiting," Boyster said.
"There was a running back there (Chris Brown) and I talked to him for a long time trying to get him to commit and then there were some other kids, too. I got to hang out with them and Taylor McNamara came and we chilled for a while."
During his visit, Boyster, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound three-star prospect, got a chance to chat with offensive line coach Robert Anae and also hang out with McNamara, a four-star tight end from San Diego (Calif.) Westview who's also committed to Arizona.
"I wanted to talk to coach Anae for a little bit and I don't want to sound selfish but I wanted to focus on myself a little bit and then I definitely try to recruit a lot," Boyster said. "Taylor and I do a really good job of that."
Their main focus at this point in the recruiting cycle is four-star cornerback Brandon Beaver from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez, who has Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, UCLA and Washington as some of his favorites.
Boyster said he and McNamara are hitting Beaver hard and trying to get him to schedule an official visit. That could be the key in landing his highly-coveted commitment.
"We're trying to get Brandon Beaver, that's our No. 1 target," Boyster said. "We're trying to get him to jump on ship and he's pretty close I think so if we could get him on an official I hope we can get him."
As for the game, even though Arizona lost to Stanford, Boyster had a great time talking with the coaches and players and witnessing all the festivities. So did Young, a standout running back who already has an offer from SMU and is expected to pick up more as his recruitment continues.
"It was nuts," Boyster said.
"There were like 10,000 people there waiting three hours before the game in a line and chanting. It was crazy. They came out with fireworks. I didn't expect it to be like that. Davonte was in awe. It was his first trip like that so it was pretty cool."