Recruiting Reset: Offensive line

Cody Creason

Arizona is targeting a handful of offensive linemen. Read on to see who they are and where the Wildcats stand with each.

Kevin Estes: Arizona was one of Estes’ earliest offers, but he now has 16 and is hearing from schools throughout the country. That has not slowed Arizona down and it appears that Estes could make a decision before the end of the summer.

"I'm still relatively wide open," said Estes. "Within the next month or two, I'd like to make my decision."

Estes admits BYU and Duke are coming after him the hardest, but does not say they are leading. In fact, Estes has been pretty quiet about that and it appears he could make a commitment without visiting first. Arizona is definitely in there, but with how Estes handles his recruitment, it is difficult to say just how much.

Cody Creason: Creason will be deciding in early August and Arizona is among his final four schools, along with Arizona State, California, and Utah. Arizona is the only school of that bunch that Creason has not visited, but he will not decide until he does make his way to Tucson.

“I've talked to their offensive line coach a couple of times and have heard great things about the school,” Creason said. “It's the only school I haven't visited so I'll be there around the end of July. That's why I'm making my last trip there. I want to be able to see them. But I've heard nothing but great things about it."

It could be a good sign that Arizona made Creason’s final four without even getting a visit. The coaching staff will have every opportunity to impress Creason to get a commitment and obviously the visit will go a long way with that.

Dru Samia: UCLA is among the schools really fighting for Sami and the Bruins could be tough to beat, but Arizona is working on trying to get Samia on campus should he decide to end his recruitment earlier than expected.

“I took a lot of trips and did some camps and it has been a tiring process,” Samia said. “I’m thinking about moving up my commitment date but still need to sit down and talk things over with my family first.”

Oklahoma and Texas are getting involved and the majority of the Pac-12 is on Samia, so it will not be easy.”

Harper Sherman: We’ve said this before, but Arizona is likely the leader for Sherman. Nevada was involved early as well, but it would not be a surprise to see this recruitment come down to Arizona and Cal.

"I'm not quite sure about when I will commit," said Sherman. "I might make my decision earlier but I probably won't wait until December. I do want to go on some visits though."

Sherman has actually visited both places already, so a decision could seemingly come at any time. On that same note, his recruitment could also blow up when coaches realize just how good he is.

Nathan Eldridge: Arizona is the likely leader for Eldridge. He has played mostly defensive line, but impressed at Arizona's camp and earned an offer for the other side of the ball.

"I'm familiar with both and I really had a good time at Arizona," Eldridge said. "I got the offer and it was just a neat experience. They love my game and they seem to think that I can play anywhere on the interior line."

Eldridge wants to take his visits, but it would not be a surprise to see if Arizona tries to get a commitment out of him before that happens.

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