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Curtis talks Arizona, plans for a decision

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There's just one un-checked item lingering on Natrell Curtis' summer to-do list. The four-star offensive guard has taken some visits and shown his face at his share of high-profile camps since the end of his junior year at Phoenix's Mountain Point High School.
All that's left to do now is take a quick drive south.
When Arizona opens its new football facility on July 27, Curtis will be there to watch. The Wildcats have seemingly gained some ground with Curtis as of late, and his latest scheduled trip to Tucson only drives home the idea that Rich Rodriguez's program could be a major player in the 325-pound lineman's recruitment.
This is a big event as it relates to Arizona football, and the kid from a few hours up the road says he wouldn't miss it for anything.
"Arizona, I like them a lot," Curtis said. "I like the coaching staff. I have a great relationship with every coach on that staff. I love the offense they run, that power. They throw the ball, too. They air it out. That new facility is nice."
Curtis has been hot and cold when it comes to narrowing his list. He currently claims 17 scholarship offers and has hinted in the past that he would like to cut it down to four or five. He's not ready to release the revision yet, but Curtis doesn't mind naming off some programs that will make it through without worry.
When he does eventually decide to start slashing his options, some programs will be safe from the blade.
"I'll probably give my list within the next week or two," Curtis said. "Arizona will definitely be on there and UCLA will definitely be there. Those are the two schools that will for sure make it on there."
As for decision timetable, Curtis isn't setting one. He could announce a decision in the near future or wait until mid-season. He's not ruling either out. For now, there's plenty on his plate. He's struggling with the business of official visits for the time being.
"I haven't decided yet when to make my choice yet," Curtis said. "I have a few colleges in mind that I plan on visiting and I'm really serious about. It's tough. Sometimes I feel like I found that school that I want to commit to, but at the same time I want to take my visits, so it's tough."
Currently ranked as the he No. 4 offensive guard in the country and the No. 93 player overall, Curtis helped his Mountain Pointe team to an appearance in the state title game as a junior.
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