Cody Creason knew he wanted to commit to a college before his senior year of high school.
He surveyed the calendar a few weeks ago and settled on early August as an ideal timeframe to pledge to a school.
And then he visited Tucson.
After spending the day at Arizona on Friday, Creason, a three-star offensive lineman from Folsom, Calif., committed to the Wildcats this morning. Listed at 6-feet-4-inches and 285 pounds, Creason is an interior lineman, who chose Arizona over ASU, Cal and Utah. He also had offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and others.
“Some other recruits told me how good it was when they went (to Arizona) and sometimes that’s true and sometimes it’s not,” Creason said. “With Arizona, it was true. I saw it for myself and knew that’s where I wanted to play.”
Creason, a 2015 recruit, is rated as a three-star recruit by the Scout.com recruiting service and by Rivals.com. He’s rated as a four-star prospect by 247sports.com, who also ranked Creason as the ninth best offensive guard in the country.
In their composite rankings (factoring in all recruiting services), he’s ranked 24th.
Creason is the third offensive lineman in the 2015 class and second guard, joining Alex Kosinski.
All total, Arizona now has 19 known commitments for 2015. Creason is the eighth player from California to commit to the UA.
After spending the day in Tucson on Friday, Creason visited ASU on Saturday, before returning to California. He made his decision after meeting with his family.