The Arizona Wildcats just finished a successful camp and didn't come away empty handed on the recruiting front. The Wildcats landed one of SoCal's top lineman prospects after the youngster had a stellar performance in Tucson.
The offensive lineman in question is Colin Baxter (6-3, 295. 5.4) from Rolling Hills Estates (Calif.) Peninsula.
"I flew down to Arizona for their camp, met the coaches, saw the school, liked the campus and liked the town of Tucson" Baxter said. "I committed to Arizona."
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"It felt right and it took a lot of weight off my shoulders," Baxter said. "Now I can concentrate on my senior season."
"I learned some tips and technique," Baxter said. "But most importantly I learned how Coach (Eric) Wolford coaches and that was one of the main reasons I committed."
"I'm close enough to home, but yet just far enough away."
The Wildcats get an outstanding offensive line prospect in Baxter. The scouting report on him is he's very quick off the ball and very athletic.
Baxter also has a mean streak on the football field that is so important in a successful offensive lineman.
In the weight room Baxter currently benches 315, squats 415 and cleans an impressive 315. He has also recorded a 26-inch vertical.
Baxter earned first-team all-area, first-team all-league and second-team all-CIF for his performance in 2004.
The Wildcats pick-up the services of Baxter over other offers from Washington State and Utah.
Cal and Colorado were also showing interest in the talented behemoth from Peninsula.
The Wildcats get a good one with Baxter.