During the recent spring recruiting period, it wasn’t uncommon for Arizona Wildcats commit Cameron Denson to get called into the Salpointe Catholic football office to visit with a college coach.
In fact, it was pretty much a daily occurrence.
The standout wide receiver/defensive back had a routine down. He’d walk in, shake some hands, listen to the coaches and reinforce at the end that he was firmly committed to Rich Rodriguez and the UA.
But he’d be lying if he said there wasn’t one specific visit this spring that didn’t catch his eye.
“When Alabama came in, that was crazy,” Denson said. “I see a guy with an Alabama shirt, and it was just nuts. They were just telling me how they work and comparing me to some players they have now. They told me that if I was interested, to keep in contact.
“It’s something to keep in the back of my mind.”
Surely it’s tough to dismiss the defending national champions. But Denson’s message to the Crimson Tide was the same one he delivered to West Virginia, Oklahoma State and a slew of other schools that are still trying to recruit the UA commit.
“Right now, I’m staying true to my word,” said Denson, who added he wouldn’t take any recruiting visits without checking with Rodriguez first. “That’s just that right now. I’ve spent a lot of time over there recently, and I’m still sold on everything.”
Read more about Denson and the Cats in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.