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Arizona stands pat on National Signing Day

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20-member class is ranked ninth in Pac-12

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If it’s National Signing Day and an FBS program doesn’t actually sign anyone, did it really happen?

Such is the case with the Arizona Wildcats, who added zero recruits on Wednesday to the 20-member class they signed during the early period in December.

This is the second year that FBS teams have had two signing periods for each class, with last year seeing Arizona sign 16 in December and four in February after Kevin Sumlin was hired to replace Rich Rodriguez. Only two of the late signees were players who committed to the Wildcats under Sumlin’s watch.

The 2019 class currently ranks 54th nationally, according to 247Sports, right behind Pittsburgh and just ahead of Group of Five darling UCF. Arizona’s group is the ninth-best in the Pac-12, beating out Utah, Washington State and Oregon State.

Arizona’s class is made up of mostly of offensive and defensive linemen, of which there are four and three, respectively. All four junior college transfers are linemen, and the class includes eight players from Texas (but only two from Arizona).

Eight recruits are already enrolled and are expected to participate in Arizona’s spring practice, which begins March 18. That group includes 4-star wide receiver Jalen Curry and 3-star quarterback Grant Gunnell, the Wildcats’ top two signees.