Dylan Cozens had not been talking much to Arizona's new coaching staff but after they watched his film the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral defensive end picked up an offer from the Wildcats.
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect said he was surprised by the offer because there was no communication between the two sides but he's definitely interested and wants to learn more about the new staff.
Cozens said there's a possibility he could visit Arizona at some point before making his decision as well but his schedule is pretty full.
"It was the first time I talked to them," Cozens said. "(Assistant coach Tony Dews) said he talked to the head coach and they saw film and they wanted to offer me.
"I'm excited to have my first local offer. I was hoping to get ASU and U of A on board so finally one of them is on board. I'll probably learn more about the staff because I don't really know much about them yet. I was pretty surprised by the offer."
Recruiting has picked up in a big way for Cozens as he just returned from a trip to Missouri and is headed to Washington this weekend. He has already visited Boise State and has plans to be at Utah in January.
The Missouri trip went well but he wants to take all of his visits before making a decision.
"It was a fun trip," Cozens said of Missouri. "I had a good time. The coaches were really nice and they seemed cool. I really liked the facilities and the campus was really cool. It's a possibility I could end up there."
This weekend's trip to Washington could be big.
"I'm definitely looking forward to getting up there and checking it out," Cozens said.
"I want to learn more about them. I want to see the school, get to know the coaches better, see what the weather is like, get to know the players a little more and see if I fit in there."
In his senior season, Cozens totaled 45 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Chaparral finished 14-1 with its only loss coming to Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman in the season opener.