The Arizona Wildcats had another Junior Day this weekend, but they seem to have landed a different kind of junior.
With the departure of Cayleb Jones, it was evident that Arizona needed some size at the wide receiver position.
Per his Instagram and Twitter account, Zach Benjamin has decided to continue his football career at Arizona after two seasons at USF to provide that size.
In high school, he was a consensus 3-star prospect out of Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Florida), stomping grounds for Jahmile Addae. He held offers to Air Force, Ohio, Toledo, among others, also picking up interest from Arkansas, UConn and Northwestern.
He was handed a redshirt for the 2013 season and did not see the field in 2014. He was removed from the roster during the spring of 2015, opting to step away from the program. Being that he was removed from football for a year, it seems as though he would be eligible immediately for the 2016 season as a redshirt junior.
The girls in Arizona are unreal. 10/10. Highly suggest.— ZachBenjamin (@TheBigBird_15) May 7, 2016
Quick shoutout to @TheBigBird_15 for deciding to continue his playing career at Arizona! Couldn't be happier for one of my best friends ✊— Mike White, Jr. (@MW_XIV) May 7, 2016
We'll see how Shawn Poindexter's appeal goes, asking for three years to play two. Without that appeal, he would only have two years to play one. At 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, he's the biggest target Arizona would have on the outside. Trey Griffey checks in at 6-foot-3,and after that, the height drops off to 5-foot-11 for the next projected starting wide receivers, Tony Ellison and Cam Denson. The addition of Benjamin gives the Arizona quarterbacks a potential 6-foot-4 target out there as well.
Zach Benjamin's high school highlights are below.