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.
| Inside the film room: Paiton Fears ⬇️ ️@AZGilbertGoCats #EraZona19 | #BearDown pic.twitter.com/wwu4Nxypfe— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) December 19, 2018