Arizona was one of several schools to offer a scholarship to standout 2014 tight end Bryce Dixon (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure), and the Wildcats were able to make a statement this weekend with Dixon in attendance.
The 6-foot-4, 228-pound athlete took an unofficial visit to the Tucson, Ariz. campus, along with teammates Zach Green -- an Arizona commitment -- and 2014 receiver Davonte Nunnery.
"It was great," Dixon said of the trip via text message. "The weather was very nice and the people and coaches were all cool, too. I was also impressed by how many yards they threw for."
Arizona put up plenty of yards through their air, though the tight end isn't often utilized under head coach Rich Rodriguez.
"They don't really use a tight end, but I can play slot receiver and wide receiver," Dixon said. "And beating USC was huge, too. I see a lot of potential in the years to come and that definitely heightened my interest to go there."
Green needed no such convincing -- and has been doing his best recruiting coordinator impression to try to bring Dixon along with him.
"The offense is explosive and the crowd atmosphere is ridiculous," Green said. "I can't wait to get on the field and start contributing."
The running back had an opportunity to spend time with many of Arizona's verbal commitments, and he said the excitement among the group was palpable.
"We can't wait to be a part of Coach Rodriguez' era," Green said. "He changed the program immediately. And after he gets all of his people in there, we're going to be even more deadly. We're all extremely happy with our decisions."
While there were a few official visitors on campus this weekend, Green said many of Arizona's commitments will wait until after the season to take their officials.