Arizona landed a commitment from Rolling Hills (Calif.) Peninsula three-star offensive guard Colin Baxter back in mid June. At the time, the 6-foot-2, 293-pound had offers from Washington State, Utah and Arizona, but with the September calling period now starting Baxter has been a highly-targeted man – even with his commitment to UofA.
"I have heard from Arizona, Oregon State, Washington State, Fresno State, Kansas, and Utah over the last couple days," he said.
So what does he tell those schools when he talks to them?
"I've been telling the other teams that my commitment to Arizona is pretty final," he said. "I've been up front and honest with them about it."
"I talk to Coach (Eric) Wolford and Coach Tuey (Mike Tuiasosopo) a bunch at Arizona. I have a good relationship with those two guys. I get to talk to Coach (Mike) Stoops quite a bit, too. He's a good guy. I like him a lot."
It sounds like there are no worries fro the Wildcats on Baxter's commitment. He said he spent some time last Friday night watching Arizona's game against Utah, and he said it was a tough loss for his future team.
"I feel like they played pretty well, but they had a few tough breaks," he said. "They were hitting people, though, and that was good to see.
"I was going to go down to Arizona this week to see the game, but I couldn't get a ticket. I've been down there once, but I plan on getting down there later. Probably some time after the season I'll take an official visit there."