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Wildcats have chance to grab big recruit this weekend

Recruits are everywhere this time of year.

As Arizona men’s basketball is focused on this season and its path towards winning, college basketball analysts have been fixed on possible recruits and which schools they will be attending.

At Thursday’s blowout victory over Washington, the Wildcats had one in particular in the stands that they most certainly wanted to impress.

Harry Froling, the 6-foot-10 center out of Australia, was loving the atmosphere that he had only previously seen in McKale Center.

Although Froling was joking, he does have a point. The sold-out crowd truly impressed the big man who is also looking at Southern Methodist Univeristy as a top choice.

According to 247 Sports, Froling is visiting University of Illinois, University of Colorado, SMU and Arizona in the next week. Scout has Froling as a four-star recruit.

He is expected to make his decision the week after his visits.

What has been gaining national headlines, on the other hand, is the emergence of recruit Kobi Simmons, whom the Wildcats have stormed out of nowhere to possibly grab this Saturday.

Simmons is a five-star point guard out of Alpharetta, Georgia. The 6-foot-6 guard has narrowed his top three to Ohio State University, University of Kentucky and Arizona.

Point Guard U was the first to predict Simmons’ choice to be a Wildcat and many other national experts have followed.

According to College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein, Ohio State is no longer in the mix, leaving just Arizona and Kentucky, unless there are surprises

Simmons is the No. 18 recruit in the entire country and would most certainly be an excellent snag for the Class of 2016.

The Wildcats currently only have one recruit committed, which is Lauri Markkanen.

Many have predicted that Josh Jackson, the No. 1 recruit for the Class of 2016, will follow Simmons, especially if he chooses Arizona.

In the mean time, buckle up, Wildcat fans. It could be one heck of a Class of 2016.

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