Sean Miller seemingly put his foot down and went hard at recruiting Chance Comanche over the past few months, and a commitment on Sunday from the Beverly Hills High School forward wasn't necessarily surprising.
I've decided that I'm going to the University of Arizona ❤️ #BearDown— Chance Comanche (@comanche2414) September 14, 2014
Comanche's commitment gives the Arizona Wildcats a fourth for the 2015 class and like the 2014 version it's versatile.
But while the other members of the 2015 class -- swingman Ray Smith, combo guard Justin Simon and shooting guard Allonzo Trier -- are all top-25 caliber talents, Comanche still has a ways to go in his development. That's not a bad thing for either party.
Arizona could lose five players after this coming season, and next year a little stability wouldn't hurt. While the Wildcats are still in the mix for McDonald's All-American talents like center Stephen Zimmerman, top overall player Ivan Rabb and forward Carlton Bragg, Comanche could be a long-term big man option that develops well behind freshman import Dusan Ristic, among others.
Comanche is a very thin stretch big man listed at 6-foot-9, 195 pounds, and could fill a similar role to that of Brandon Ashley within the offense. 247 Sports lists his composite rankings across recruiting sites at 45th, while some like ESPN have him listed barely within the top-100 of his 2015 class.
Many recruiting services believed that Louisville had jumped Arizona in the class rankings that in the end mean little following the commitment of Antonio Blankeney to the Cardinals just more than a week ago. Comanche's pledge to Arizona leans that argument back in the Wildcats' favor.