New favorite for Arizona athlete

Anthony Lopez recently picked up an offer from Arizona and the in-state athlete said the Wildcats immediately moved to the top of his list even though he's not ready to make a commitment yet.
"Right now, they're probably the No. 1 college I want to go to," Lopez said. "I went to their camp last year and I really liked their whole coaching staff last year.
"They offered me as an athlete. They said they don't know whether it's going to be running back or defensive back yet."

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Lopez, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound prospect, is so attractive to many programs because he can play on either side of the ball and said what matters most is that he has an opportunity to get on the field early.
Arizona is definitely intriguing to the Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite prospect who also has offers from Colorado, Army and Montana. Oregon State, Arizona State and Boise State have been showing interest.
"(Arizona) said at running back I have the ability to stuff it in there and gain yards or take it outside and get away from linebackers and defensive backs," said Lopez, who had the Buffaloes as his favorite prior to Arizona's offer.
Lopez, who finished with about 1,500 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns in his junior season, said he plans to make his decision around the start of his senior year.
By doing it that way more programs could get involved in his recruitment and possibly even offer a scholarship.
"I think I'm going to hold off until the end of summer, the beginning of my senior year, to commit somewhere," Lopez said.
"Hopefully more schools start offering me because they know more teams have been offering now."