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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona offers Asante Samuel Jr.

You now feel really old

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There are always little things that come around that make one feel old. Well, here is another one of those instances. The Arizona Wildcats offered Asante Samuel Jr. a scholarship on Friday. The younger Samuel is a composite four-star cornerback in the 2018 class out of Fort Lauderdale. He has 36 offers, and already has a top ten, which Arizona is obviously not on since they are his first new offer since May. The older Samuel played in the NFL from 2003-13, and had 51 career INTs, six of which he returned for TDs. This is mostly to remind us how old we all are and not anything of note for Arizona in the future

- Speaking of weird football recruiting, how about this guy that committed to Florida State by rolling up in a Lamborghini with the Seminoles’ logo on it?

- Be sure to check out some actual Arizona recruiting news here as Gabe answered a bunch of your questions

- Just like baseball, Arizona is going to get picked ninth in the Pac-12 by everyone this preseason probably

- You can also check out UW Dawg Pound’s preview of the Cats

- Shoutout to the 1999 team for being one of the biggest disappointments in recent Pac-12 history

Basketball

- Derrick Williams signed with the Miami Heat

- Our friend Sarah Kezele sat down with new Pacific head coach Damon Stoudamire. Towards the end of the video, he drops some Babcock dorm insider info from back in the day

Baseball

- JC Cloney likes Doc Emrick calling a baseball game

- Emrick called the Pirates game, in which former Arizona pitcher Mark Melancon picked up his 27th save of the year. He was recently named to his 3rd All-Star team

- Cody Ramer and Zach Gibbons will begin their Angels careers with the Orem Owlz

- Arizona signee Nick Quintana, drafted in the 11th round by the Red Sox, visited Fenway on Friday while remaining unsigned. This will be important to watch when it comes to Arizona's chances in 2017

Other sports

- Sage Watson will represent Canada at The Olympic Games in the 400m hurdles

- The new men’s tennis coach brought in another transfer

Tucson news

- Tucson had its own officer-involved shooting on Friday

- A man was bit by a snake while playing golf on the Northwest side