Arizona may be on the outside looking in on one of the nation’s better offensive linemen, but they should get their chance to make their pitch.
Scott Quessenberry is one of the top interior offensive linemen in the 2013 class. He’s 247Sports’ No. 7 ranked guard in the country and over the weekend showed at “The Opening” that he can be an elite center. He also showed that he could play defensive line at the next level.
Right now Quessenberry has a top-three of Cal, Nebraska and Washington, with San Diego State and UCLA rounding out his top-five.
The four-star prospect told 247Sports’ Barton Simmons over the weekend a little bit about his five favorites.
“SDSU, you gotta give some love to the hometown. San Diego, personally I believe is the greatest place on the planet. UCLA is close to home. Los Angeles is close to San Diego.
“Cal is putting in new renovations. It’s gonna have a great stadium and has got an unbelievable weight room. The coaches are great.
“At Washington the coaches are great. They’re putting renovations into a new stadium.
“With Nebraska I said from the get-go, it’s Big Ten football. You can’t beat it.”
So where does this leave Arizona? The Wildcats are expected to get an unofficial visit this summer, a chance for the coaching staff to showcase the school and make up some ground on the top-five.
Quessenberry expects to visit Tucson, Tempe, Seattle and Salt Lake City over the next few weeks. He has already been to the three California schools on his list and has already pledged to make an official to Nebraska this fall.
Getting Quessenberry on campus is the key. The Wildcat staff have shown that they can really impress recruits making officials and unofficials, so this is likely their best chance at trying to make a big enough impression on the San Diego native to get him to make an official visit later on.
Although he has some clear-cut favorites, he’s in no rush to make a decision. He told Simmons that he won’t be committing until after he makes all his official visits.