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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona makes top ten for four-star defensive end D.J. Johnson

Could the Wildcats land this big-time defensive line prospect?

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One of the top defensive ends in the country released the final ten schools he’s considering, and the Arizona Wildcats are on the list along with ASU, Utah, Oregon and Washington, plus some other major programs from around the country. D.J. Johnson, a weak-side defensive end from Sacramento, sits right around 100th overall in the composite rankings of the 2017 prospects. It seems like Miami is the clear favorite according to his Crystal Ball, but we here at Arizona have seen those things change quickly before

- Our weekly roundtable dove into expectations for this year’s team, and what to make of a do-it-all kicker/punter


- Arizona is also in a final ten in basketball recruiting. 2017 guard Collin Sexton has the Wildcats in his group along with a major program from every area of the country

- Wendell Carter, the No. 4 overall player, has Arizona in his final eight schools. The Wildcats are competing against Harvard and Cal among other places for Carter’s services

- You’ll be able to watch Mike Bibby in The Basketball Tournament as those games start being broadcast by ESPN


- Scott Kingery made the MLB Pipeline Prospect Players of the Week team

The 2015 second-rounder is really getting the bat going, hitting in all six Florida State League games he played in. Four of those games were of the multihit variety, including a four-hit performance on Saturday. Kingery has pushed his average for the year up to .295, hitting .330 in June and now .333 in July, with a .364 OBP for the year and 25 steals in 30 attempts.

- Here’s how the current Wildcats are doing in their Summer Leagues

Other sports

- Madison and McKenna Witt got the silver medal at the World University Championships

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- Be sure to check out all the remaining games in the second round of the Tucson Restaurant Tournament, and get your votes in today!

- Some stranger danger has been going down near Drexel Heights

- People in a central neighborhood are not happy with the condition of their medians

- Recent events involving officers are having an impact on how TPD plans on doing their work in the future