Zach Hemmila is expected to visit San Diego State this weekend to compare it to Arizona but the Chandler, Ariz., offensive lineman said his recent trip to meet with new Wildcats' coach Rich Rodriguez went well and there's a good chance he will honor his commitment.
Hemmila, a 6-foot-3, 275-pound four-star prospect, said it's important in his decision-making process to get to San Diego State this weekend just to see what another school could offer him.
"It's pretty important just to make sure that I don't go with U of A and I still keep my options open," Hemmila said. "I don't want to rush it. I want to make sure I'm making the right decision."
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Rated as the No. 11 offensive guard in the 2012 class and sixth in the Arizona state rankings, Hemmila said his recent trip to Arizona went well and he's especially happy offensive line coach Robert Anae was retained.
After coach Mike Stoops was fired during the season, Hemmila said he planned to look around and Colorado was an option but is no longer. Florida State showed some preliminary interest but it didn't last.
Once he got down to Tucson to talk with Rodriguez, Arizona once again looked like the best option.
"It went really well," Hemmila said of his visit. "Coach Rodriguez is really cool. He's a family man and they kept coach Anae which was a big part of it. The players were really cool and the visit was really good.
"It helped out a lot and I just want to compare it to something else before I make my complete decision that I'm going to stay there.
"(Rodriguez) wants to run the option and I like to pull, I like to be in the open field and hit people. It's just like running the ball with a lot more pulling."