For Julian Brooks, the decision to commit to Arizona was an easy one.
The Wildcats had been a long-time favorite from the academic and athletic sides and with only a few spots remaining in the class the Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon wide receiver didn't want to miss out.
Arizona State, Colorado, Fresno State, Oregon State, Utah State and Washington State had also offered Brooks, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect but Arizona had everything he was looking for.
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"I just decided it was the best thing for me," Brooks said.
"Academically it's a great fit and in the spread offense with me at wide receiver I felt I could be an impact."
Brooks, who has also been hearing from N.C. State and Utah, wants to become a sports agent and the academics at Arizona offer him a great opportunity. He said that was "mainly the whole thing" on why he pledged to the Wildcats.
"That was definitely a lot of it," Brooks said. "I did a lot of research on everything. They're No. 4 in the entrepreneur field and they're No. 3 in business management. It just makes sense for me.
"The season is starting and I don't want to keep having to think about where I'm going or whether there are enough spots or who's committing where or how many people they're taking. Another receiver committed recently so they only had a couple spots left so I asked why am I waiting since they're my top school."
No official visit date to Arizona has been set for Brooks yet but that's something that could be figured out soon.
Prior to his commitment, Brooks said he would like to also visit Arizona State, Colorado and Oregon State but it's uncertain whether the Southern California receiver will take any other trips.