Zach Hemmila visited Arizona last weekend and it was important for the four-star offensive lineman from Chandler, Ariz., to meet with new coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff to see if he would remain committed.
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound recruit said the trip went extraordinarily well and Arizona looks good moving forward. Hemmila has been committed since July but started looking at other programs after coach Mike Stoops was fired earlier this season.
"I'm pretty solid right now after the visit," Hemmila said.
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"It was really important because I got to meet coach Rodriguez. My family went down and got to meet him and it was actually a really good experience because my parents got to meet his wife, the coaches he already has and their families so it was really cool.
"He left a great impression. He seems like a really good guy who is family-oriented and who really cares about his players even though we just met him. He seems to really care about me so it really helps out."
Even though Hemmila's trip to Arizona went well the four-star said he's still planning to visit San Diego State in January just to make sure he's making the right decision.
Hemmila said Arizona and San Diego State are the only schools remaining. Oregon State, Colorado and others have also offered.
"I'm going to take an official visit there just to make sure it's not the place or if it is the place and then I'll make my decision," Hemmila said.
"I'm keeping an open mind but I'm still with U of A. I'm still with them but going to keep an open mind so I make the right decision."
Rivals.com rates Hemmila as the No. 11 offensive guard in the 2012 class and sixth in the Arizona state rankings.