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Sonoran Hot Reads: Josh Jackson wants Sean Miller on his lifeboat

Just in case these four end up stranded in the ocean or something

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I am a fan of asking athletes random questions about their life, so when this USA Today interview with Arizona target Josh Jackson came up, I was all about it. In it, he gets asked which of the three remaining head coaches still recruiting him he would save on his lifeboat in the middle of the ocean, and his answer was Sean Miller. He has Bill Self as the best POTUS, and Tom Izzo throwing down some nice beats in the club. The one I disagree with is the UFC battle. I think Miller takes out Izzo in a cage match no doubt

- Jackson and fellow Arizona target Terrance Ferguson will be playing in the Nike Hoop Summit on ESPN2 at Noon PT on Saturday. Lauri Markkanen was supposed to be playing in it, but withdrew because of a recent illness

- Check out this Kobi Simmons highlight video from last week's McDonald's All-American events

- Former Arizona assistant Josh Pastner is now the head coach at Georgia Tech

- This is an interesting look at what UA means in different parts of the country. Notice that little blue notch in the Northeast in basketball country

Football

- The NCAA banned satellite camps, which seems like that will impact Arizona's recruiting ability, as Rich Rodriguez has spoken very highly of those events in the past. Ted Miller tries to explain what this does to the whole conference

- ESPN's Erik McKinney seems pretty high on Arizona's recruiting efforts so far this year

- Arizona players have been behind the development of an app that allows you to experience what those symptoms are like

- Tight end Matt Morin appears to be suffering from rhabdomyolysis in his calves, which in simple terms is a large loss of muscle mass

- Gabe took a look at the running back situation for the 2016 season

- I don't think Reggie Gilbert will hear his name called in the draft later this month, but he's making changes to his body and game to try and make that happen

Baseball

Nathan Bannister excelled against WSU to lead the team to an 8-0 series-opening win

- Arizona non-conference opponent Lamar is looking impressive, which is good for the Wildcats

- They're going to need all the RPI help they can get, as the Pac-12 as a whole has been extremely disappointing

Softball

- Mo Mercado led the Cats to a 4-3 win over Houston. The two will play a double-header on Saturday with impending weather concerns on Sunday

Other sports

- Pau Tonnesen put up the third-best decathlon mark in the country this year

Women's golf is in fourth after one round of play at ASU

- Men's tennis was swept by UCLA

- Two gymnasts were named to the Pac-12's All-Academic team

- Laura Larson was selected to the U.S. Collegiate Volleyball National Team

- Soccer will be hosting a spring match against Grand Canyon Saturday night

Tucson news

- So how long until Ann Weaver Hart resigns her position as University of Arizona President?

- The vandalism of Mission San Xavier del Bac has brought attention to the restoration project of the historical locale