Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Shawn Poindexter is signing with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent, according to Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star.
The Niners also signed UA safety Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles as an UDFA.
Poindexter played in 35 games in three seasons at Arizona, starting all 25 over his final two seasons. He caught 67 passes for 1,135 yards and 12 touchdowns.
As a senior, Poindexter hauled in 42 passes for 759 yards and 11 touchdowns, tying the school’s single-season record.
Poindexter initially signed to play volleyball out of high school at Cal Baptist but never enrolled. Instead, he attended Glendale Community College where he caught 47 passes for 727 yards and seven touchdowns, being named a first-team All-ACCAC.
The 6-foot-5 Poindexter has the size and catch radius to play in the NFL, but his ability—or lack thereof—to get separation will be the big question mark for him moving forward.
The Niners were one of the teams to show the most interest in Poindexter during Arizona’s pro day. He said he met with the organization’s national scout and that led to former NFL receiver Miles Austin (now a Niners assistant) coming to Tucson to check Poindexter out.