Anu Solomon was not exactly sold on playing in a spread system but that changed once he took a visit to Arizona last week and had a chance to talk more in-depth with first-year coach Rich Rodriguez.
The Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman four-star quarterback not only had great conversations with Rodriguez and his staff but Solomon said he was surprised by how much he liked the Tucson campus.
"It was something I didn't imagine Arizona being," Solomon said. "I didn't imagine Arizona being that nice with such a good education. I didn't expect the palm trees and it's a really beautiful campus.
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"I sat down with coach Rodriguez, the offensive coordinator, the whole coaching staff and we talked about the offense and how I'd fit in it. I wanted to go into a pro-style system but coach Rodriguez made a point of saying the top picks in the draft are shotgun, spread players other than Andrew Luck.
"He was saying the majority of NFL teams are running the spread now. He made a point there and it made me think of everything again."
Arizona has definitely emerged as a strong contender for Solomon, who threw for 3,059 yards with 43 touchdowns and three interceptions in his junior season, but the four-star doesn't want to make any commitments yet.
So far, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Illinois, UCLA and UNLV have offered Solomon and he wants to take more trips before picking a school.
"I love Arizona but I'm going to keep my options open and visit a few other schools and see where I fit in," Solomon said.
The plan moving forward for Solomon is for him to visit UCLA for its spring game and also take trips to Utah and Colorado. He said the only new program showing interest is Boise State.
In his first three high school seasons, Solomon has thrown for 7,579 yards with 104 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Rivals.com rates him fifth at his position and No. 132 in the 2013 class.