The Arizona Wildcats picked up their first verbal commitment on Wednesday evening when Rod Odom picked the school. In the end it was a tough decision, but Odom eventually chose the Wildcats over Vanderbilt.
One of the more versatile players in the country is off the board. At 6-foot-8 and 195 pounds there isn't much that Odom can't do on the floor, and now he will be taking his game to the Pac 10.
According to Odom's father, Rod Odom Sr. his son officially ended things by picking the Wildcats. "He committed to Arizona. At the end of the day it was very, very close. A couple of times I thought he was going to go with Vanderbilt."
The family had also considered West Virginia, Boston College, and Harvard before narrowing it down to the Commodores and Wildcats, but eventually it was Sean Miller and company who landed the commitment.
"It came down to those schools two schools and it was a tough decision, but he decided to call Sean Miller and go to Arizona," said Odom Sr.
Odom becomes the first commitment in Arizona's 2010 class, and it looks like things might not be done for the Wildcats. In-state guard Daniel Bejarano is beginning his official visit to the school today, and Arizona is considered the heavy favorites to land another four-star commitment before the end of the week.