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UA football: QB likes visit, but unsure if he'll follow up on verbal commitment

2011-12-12T11:30:00Z UA football: QB likes visit, but unsure if he'll follow up on verbal commitment Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats' top incoming quarterback said he enjoyed a weekend visit to Tucson, but will wait before deciding whether to follow through on his nonbinding verbal commitment.

Nate Sudfeld said via text message that he has "not decided what I am going to do right now."

"I do like Arizona," he said, "but I'm not sure what I'm going to do right now."

At issue is how Sudfeld, a senior at Modesto (Calif.) Christian School, fits with new coach Rich Rodriguez's spread-option offense. Rodriguez and his assistants value speed, but Sudfeld — a 6-foot-5-inch, 220-pound prospect —is more of a pro-style quarterback.

Sudfeld completed 146 of 271 passes for 2,390 yards and 29 touchdowns as a high school senior. He was limited on the ground, however, rushing for just two scores; even with a 38-yard rush in Modesto Christian's season-ending loss to Central Catholic, he finished the season with minus-15 rushing yards.

The Scout.com recruiting service lists Sudfeld as a three-star recruit and the 64th-best quarterback in the country.

The Wildcats have just one quarterback, senior Matt Scott, on their roster heading into spring drills.

Rodriguez said he will pursue junior-college transfers to fill roster spots left by Tom Savage and Daxx Garman, who left the program. The UA has already offered a scholarship Scottsdale Community College star Cody Sokol. Sokol led the Western States Football League with 3,807 passing yards and 43 touchdowns as a sophomore this fall. He will visit the UA this weekend, then choose between the Wildcats, Cincinatti, Florida International and Iowa. 

Sudfeld and fellow recruit Josh Kern are scheduled to enroll this summer. Kern, a senior at San Antonio's Tom C. Clark High School, did not visit the UA this weekend.

"But I'm going to try to schedule a visit soon," he said.

 

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