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Early Signing Period: JUCO OT Paiton Fears signs with Arizona

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Meet the giant JUCO O-lineman from Florida

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The Arizona Wildcats signed another quality junior college lineman on Wednesday in 3-star Paiton Fears.

Read on for Fears’ profile.

Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 327 pounds

High School/Junior College: Lake Minneola HS/Hutchinson Community College

Hometown: Minneola, Florida

Ranking: N/A (Unranked)

Star Rating: N/A (Unranked)

2018 Stats: N/A

Career Stats: N/A

Other Offers: Baylor, Missouri, West Virginia

Early Enrollee: Yes

Brandon’s thoughts: Fears is another great pickup by offensive line coach Joe Gilbert. He is big, fast, and strong. In fact, I was surprised at how quick he truly is. His quickness off the snap stands out more to me than anything else. But I can’t overlook his power and his aggression either. Right now, Gilbert has himself a phenomenal offensive line class. In fact, it’s probably the strongest I’ve seen in some time.

Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is a solid pick up for Arizona. I’m interested to see how the offensive tackle battle plays out next season between him and Josh Donovan. Realistically only one will probably be a full-time starter given the fact that they have freshman Donovan Laie and both of these two junior college prospects only have two years. Regardless, it is phenomenal depth and I have no reason to believe that Joe Gilbert can’t turn this group into one of the best fronts in the Pac-12.

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