Five-star center Stephen Zimmerman traveled to Tucson this weekend for his fourth official visit. Zimmerman, a top prospect from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, toured and experienced the University of Arizona campus during the 100th Homecoming, taking in both the football and basketball games. Point Guard U caught up with Zimmerman’s mother, Lori Stevens, to discuss the visit.
“It was the first visit where we were the only recruit visiting,” said Stevens. “Coach Book picked us up at the airport and then we had dinner with the coaches on Friday night. Zimm also hung out with the team.”
Stevens described the itinerary on Saturday and the overall campus tour.
“On Saturday we had breakfast, then toured the campus, watched practice, and did the academic portion of the tour,” said Stevens. “We really liked the way Sean Miller ran practice. It was the best practice and walk-through we have been to.”
Zimmerman has visited Arizona before, but this opportunity was different because of the other schools he has seen recently. Zimmerman took official visits to UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky before visiting Arizona.
“We had seen the strength and conditioning program before but we wanted to see it again. We could ask better questions after seeing some of the other schools’ programs,” Stevens told PGU. “Zimm had lunch at Rincon Market and then went tailgating.”
The Zimmermans enjoyed the tailgating festivities and witnessed Arizona defeat Colorado 38-20. Afterwards, Zimmerman was able to spend time with the coaches and players.
“Later that night we had dinner at Coach Miller’s house where we played Madden, ping pong, and pool,” said Stevens. “Zimm really clicked with Ryan Anderson.”
On Sunday, Team Zimm watched shootaround before the exhibition game against Caly Poly Pomona and had a one on one talk with Sean Miller.
“We cleared up a lot of things and discussed the role he would play in Stephen’s recruitment over the next five months,” Stevens explained. “We love the way Sean coaches. I’ve always thought he was a gangster. I’d like to see Arizona recruit us as hard as anybody. It’s a great opportunity.”
“Sean texted us tonight when we arrived home,” Stevens continued. “He was making sure we enjoyed the visit.”
Zimmerman will likely make his college decision during the spring signing period.