Arizona's spring game is coming up and hardly any recruit is more excited than Palmdale, Calif., athlete David Richards, who has the Wildcats on top and will be in Tucson for the event.
"I like that they're a passing school and that they're showing me a lot of interest and telling me how much they want me to go there," Richards said. "The location is good and I like the weather out there.
"It's real important (to attend the spring game) so I can know what I'm looking for and so I can know what their program is like."
Arizona is Richards' early leader but he's also taking a look at Colorado State, which has also offered.
Mainly, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound prospect who's being recruited solely as a wide receiver, wants to see how much each team pursuing him passes the ball. That will be an important consideration in his decision.
"That's going to be really important because I want to come in and play and I want to go to a passing school that will hopefully get me to the next level," Richards said.
"I'm still talking a lot to (Colorado State). They're the other school that offered me. I really like their new facilities and I was just on their Web site to see what kind of school they are."
Interest has picked up in the last few weeks for Richards, who finished with 45 receptions for 846 yards and 10 touchdowns in his junior season.
Southern Cal, UCLA, Iowa, Purdue and San Diego State have all been in touch. He said Washington has been aggressively recruiting him and wants him to attend its summer camp. He's planning a trip to see the Huskies.
"I talked on the phone with Washington and they want me to come down to their summer camp so I'm going to do that," Richards said.
"I really think the program is going to be one of the best in the nation pretty soon. They're really on the rise. I like everything about them."