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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona commit Kylan Wilborn likes being underrated

Some recruits don’t care about the number of stars next to their name

Kylan Wilborn
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The biggest complaint that rolls in about the Arizona Wildcats’ recruiting tactics centers around the number of stars next to a guy’s name. One 2017 player, Kylan Wilborn, is a three-star linebacker that also plays running back in high school. He recently talked to the L.A. Times about his recruitment and how he’s prepped for his senior year, and told them the following about Arizona:

"The best thing I like about Arizona is they don’t care about stars. They don’t care about how many offers you have. It’s what your film does, what your team does. You have great highlights, you get sacks, it doesn’t matter what you are. You have decent height, decent speed, decent strength, they’re going to recruit you."

and this about his three-star rating:

"I believe underrated is one of the best things you can be. The five stars, it means nothing, because at the end of the day it’s going to be you and me on the field, and I don’t care about stars. Stars, going to elite seven on seven, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t do anything that there’s someone writing on a piece of paper how good you are.

- Another Arizona commit, Drew Dixon, had a big game for Sabino to start the season

- The Wildcats finished fall camp on Saturday with a scrimmage in front of family members only. We got reaction after it though

- We previewed this year’s defensive line, and wondered if it will be any better this year. Be sure to check out all of our position group previews to this point in one spot


- Jason Terry is heading to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he’ll provide some much-needed veteran leadership for that team

- Jud Buechler officially joined the Lakers’ coaching staff


- Bobby Dalbec was 2-for-4 a day after hitting his 3rd home run over two days for the Lowell Spinners. He’s now hitting .380 in his pro career

- Cody Ramer is hitting .372 while Zach Gibbons is sitting at .363 for the Orem Owlz

- Incoming JUCO transfer Mitchell Morimoto hit .615 at the NBC World Series

Other sports

- For a short time, Bernard Lagat had won bronze in the 5,000-meter, but he ended up 5th or maybe 6th after some disqualifications were overturned. Lagat had "no problem" with having his bronze medal taken back

- Rafael Quintero took seventh in the 10m platform

- Team USA diver and Tucson native Delaney Schnell committed to Arizona

- Chloe Woodruff finished 14th in the women’s cross country mountain bike event

- Here’s how all of the Arizona athletes finished in their various Rio events

- Women’s soccer lost to Pepperdine 3-1

- Volleyball held its Red-Blue match on Saturday. Red and Blue tied

Tucson news

- A major house fire happened in Rancho Vistoso, but luckily everyone escaped

- The U of A medical schools are being investigated by an outside agency

- TUSD has some issues with its athletics facilities