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Sonoran Hot Reads: Pima CC athlete Donovan Moore commits to Arizona

A junior college talent is staying home

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With the shortcomings of this year’s Arizona Wildcats recruiting class, Rich Rodriguez said that junior college guys would be a focus in the coming months. Well, the movement is starting right in Arizona’s backyard, as Pima CC athlete Donovan Moore announced he would be spending the next two years at U of A. Moore lined up at quarterback, running back, and wide receiver for the Aztecs, and you should probably watch his highlight video. Perfect candidate for the triple option I think Arizona should run this year

- The recruiting class isn’t ranked highly, but neither is the schedule. Arizona’s strength of schedule is currently 60th among Power Five teams, but still tougher than Washington or Colorado

- Ever wonder what truly goes into recruiting. Several different coaches and programs let Richard Johnson in on some of the intricacies that happen everywhere

- Arizona has a few players already enrolled. This is becoming a more common occurrence, and is also beneficial for those players

- The Super Bowl is Sunday, so let’s remember the time that Gronk purposely missed a free throw to keep his high school basketball team’s score at 69. Nicely done


- There’s a big game on Saturday. Check out Ryan’s preview and our predictions for how the Oregon contest will turn out

- Kadeem Allen may have earned himself some money last week with his performance against Markelle Fultz. Now he’ll likely get a shot at Dillon Brooks on Saturday as well

- Here’s an interesting roundup of where various outlets have Lauri Markkanen in their latest mock drafts

- 2018’s 5th-best point guard Jahvon Qunerly says that Arizona is one of six schools that have made him feel like a priority. Also, who knows when Brian Bowen is going to actually announce his commitment

- A few days old, but here are Steve Kerr’s thoughts on some of the current political happenings

- The 1980s Celtics teams are the reason why Luke Walton feels the way about basketball that he does now


- Get caught up on all the latest baseball news in here

Other sports

- Sage Watson set the NCAA record in the 500m on Friday with a time of 1:08.40. It’s also a new Canadian record

- Arizona hockey was 22nd in this week’s ACHA rankings heading into the weekend’s games. They lost to Colorado on Thursday, but beat Colorado State in OT on Friday

- Softball has been picked to finish second in the Pac-12 behind UCLA, but received the most first-place votes

- Women’s tennis improved to 3-0 on the season by taking down previously unbeaten Tulane on Thursday. They’ll take on Sacramento State and UTEP on Saturday at Robson

- Swimming and diving hosts ASU on Saturday for Senior Day

Tucson news

- The Roadrunners beat Charlotte 3-2 up in Glendale thanks to a Laurent Dauphin goal with 21 seconds left. That ends a franchise record five-game losing streak

- Here are some of the things to do around town this weekend. Hint: Gem show

- A chemical spill forced an evacuation of the Civil Engineering Building on campus Friday night. No one was injured

- PACC has acquired 50 more cats from a hoarding situation after taking in 57 last week