Gain one, lose one.
After landing Texas A&M transfer Robert Congel, the Arizona Wildcats lost a member of their offensive line in Maisen Knight who is transferring back to Ventura College, according a tweet from @JuCoFootballACE, which Knight retweeted.
Knight was a late addition to Arizona’s 2017 recruiting class, as he was qualified out of Ventura College after just one season, which meant he had four years to play three at Arizona.
Knight was a three-star junior college prospect, ranked No. 15 among offensive tackles. The 6-foot-5, 300 pounder had offers from Houston, Nevada and SMU, among others. Knight was an all-conference player at Ventura.
At the time of his commitment, Knight was a very necessary addition, as UA’s o-line was thin.
It still is.
Kevin Sumlin will have to figure out how to replace three starters from a season ago, and will aim for Arizona’s third consecutive Pac-12 rushing title.
As it stands, the starting line projects to be Layth Friekh, Michael Eletise, Nathan Eldridge, Bryson Cain and Cody Creason from left to right.
Notable depth includes Alex Kosinski, Michigan State transfer Thiyo Lukusa, junior college transfer Steven Bailey, Josh McCauley, Edgar Burrola, and Congel, who appeared in five games for the Aggies last season.