VISALIA, Calif. - Tony Mekari likes so many things about the Arizona football program that he's not even considering any other schools or official visits.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound prospect from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake said he's going to enjoy his time at the Cal State Game this week and then is looking forward to his official visit to Arizona in early January.
No other visits are being considered and his recruitment is basically wrapped up.
"I like it a lot there," Mekari said.
"The coaches have been keeping in touch a lot. They call me about once a week. I'm planning on going on my official January 11. I like Arizona a lot and I'm not looking at other officials."
Many things about Arizona appealed to Mekari during the recruiting process especially the drive and determination he saw from the Wildcats' coaching staff.
Their focus on returning the Arizona program to glory really stuck with Mekari, who said the school, the location and the environment in Tucson were also big-time selling points as he got closer to a decision.
"One of the big reasons why I committed, not only did I love the town and the school, the coaches seemed so motivated to change the past reputation of Arizona," Mekari said.
"I liked that they were determined to change it around and their attitude toward getting to another bowl game was great.
"I'm from the West Coast so playing in the Pac-12 is the dream for college football for kids from out here. Finding somewhere like that was huge and finding a place where it feels like you fit in and it's close to home where you can come home but it's not like right down the road. I was looking for that also. It feels great."