Zachary Green took an unofficial visit to Arizona this weekend and saw everything he wanted in a program so the Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure three-star running back committed on Saturday morning.
Green, a 5-foot-9, 210-pound prospect, is the second commit in Arizona's 2013 recruiting class along with four-star offensive lineman Logan Stott out of St. George (Utah) Pine View.
"All the coaches, I just felt the love from all of them especially coach Matt Dudek and my running backs coach, Calvin Magee, and coach (Rich) Rodriguez. He made the whole team look like a family.
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"When they took me on my unofficial around the campus and everything it was different than every other school I went on an unofficial to. The president actually wanted to meet with me and the athletic director wanted to meet with me. They sat me down and had a one-on-one conversation with me."
Also taking an unofficial visit to Arizona this weekend is four-star quarterback Troy Williams from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne. Green said he and Williams both had a good feeling about the school and it led to his commitment.
"Troy was there with me and we both had a good vibe about the school," Green said.
"The practices were great and I felt like I was a good fit for their program. I saw what they were doing with the program and how they wanted to turn it around and I feel really good about being one of the first commitments of Rich Rodriguez's class."
The offense appeals to Green, who shined at the recent New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas and also had a strong performance at a recent camp in Los Angeles. Alabama, Miami, USC and others were showing interest but Green said Arizona had everything he was looking for.
Arizona's practices especially appealed to him.
"It was really explosive," Green said. "The practices were really, really, really fast and they use the running backs a lot. You have to block, run and catch the ball in that offense and I think that offense will utilize me and get me to where I want to go."