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Arizona football: Updates to 2018 roster

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Anthony Mariscal moving from safety to running back; cornerback Tony Wallace no longer on roster

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With fall training camp set to begin later this week, the Arizona Wildcats have begun the process of updating their online roster to reflect the current makeup of the team. That includes adding newcomers from the 2018 recruiting class along with transfers from other schools while removing players who have left the program since spring practice wrapped a few months back.

Updated positions and heights/weights have also been included.

The most notable absence from the current roster is that of cornerback Tony Wallace, who appeared in 10 games as a freshman last season. According to Jason Scheer of WildcatAuthority.com, Wallace struggled with academics.

Others no longer on the roster include offensive lineman Maisen Knight, defensive lineman Francisco Nelson and linebacker Jose Ramirez.

The only significant position change is that of redshirt junior Anthony Mariscal, who three seasons at safety has moved over to running back. To accommodate that switch the 5-foot-10 Mariscal has bulked up from 197 to 212 pounds, one of 19 players on Arizona’s roster whose 2018 weight is at least 10 pounds more than a year ago.

The biggest weight increases were by a pair of linemen. Redshirt junior defensive tackle Finton Connolly is set to play at 301 pounds this season after weighing 275 last year while redshirt freshman offensive lineman Tyrell Aponte jumped from 264 to 286 pounds.

Other big gains include sophomore defensive end JB Brown (244 to 263), redshirt freshman stud Jalen Harris (212 to 230), redshirt sophomore cornerback Antonio Parks (188 to 204), senior receiver Shun Brown (177 to 188) and sophomore linebacker Colin Schooler (226 to 236).

A handful of players dropped weight from a year ago, the most being by redshirt freshman quarterback K’Hari Lane. The 6’1” Lane is listed at 222 pounds after tipping the scales at 245 in 2017.

Right behind him is redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Thiyo Lukusa, who dropped from 330 during his redshirt year (after transferring from Michigan State) to 308.