Sources close to Scout.com have confirmed that Lopez has committed to the University of Arizona. He picked the Cats over ofers from Idaho, Air Force, Montana and Colorado.
Lopez says, "I committed because of the great environment, how close it is to home, the great coaching staff and players."
Lopez has rushed for 254 yards and 1 TD thus far in 2011 for MHS but UofA is recruiting him as a defensive back.
Here is the newest Wildcat's bio:
Name: Anthony Lopez
School: Gilbert (Az.) Mesquite
Size: 5-11 185
JR Stats: Rushed for 1,552 yards and 21 TDs
Recruiting: 5 offers
Scout.com Evaluation: One of Arizona's top returning RBs. Versatile back that has size to run between tackles and speed to get to the edge. Solid hands out of the backfield and a willng blocker. Does not dance, makes a cut and hits the hole. Has some shiftiness but at the same time is a physical back that will finish his runs. Mid-major to 1AA prospect at RB but is getting BCS looks as a CB.
Junior Highlights (RB #5):