It’s Monday which means it’s time to recap another week of all things Arizona Wildcats. Let us know in the comment section if we missed anything.
- Taylor McQuillin was featured in Sports Illustrated, Chelsea Goodacre is tearing up the NPF, and Oregon is quickly reloading its roster with transfers. Here’s more on all that.
- Taryne Mowatt highlights the latest group of Wildcats to be inducted into the Arizona Hall of Fame.
- Arizona added two high school recruits and a transfer last week, one of whom was committed to national champion Vanderbilt.
- Here’s a story on former UA outfielder Cal Stevenson, who is finding a knack for getting on base in the minor leagues.
- Rising sophomore Randy Abshier will be starting in the Alaska League All-Star Game. He has a 1.68 ERA in six starts. Lefties George Arias and Blake Peyton also made the All-Star team. Arizona desperately needs to improve on the mound in 2020, so perhaps this is a sign of things to come.
- Fellow rising sophomore Austin Wells was named a starter in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game. He is hitting .311 with with six homers and 21 RBI.
- Lefty Gil Luna had a good week:
- Here’s a story on star outside back Morgan McGarry, Arizona’s first fifth-year senior since 2010.
- I took a look at the state of Arizona soccer under head coach Tony Amato.
- Brian took a look at the state of Arizona volleyball, which is trying to return to the top tier of the Pac-12.
- Brian checked in to see how the program is doing under coach James Li.
- Arizona target Puff Johnson is reportedly not reclassifying to 2019.
- NC State was notified of Level I allegations, the latest school to feel the wrath of the NCAA.
- Jason Terry reportedly plans to pursue pro and college coaching opportunities.
- Arizona will open the Wooden Legacy against Lorenzo Romar and Pepperdine.
- Is anyone going to sign Jerryd Bayless? The 30-year old is still a free agent.
- Marcus Bagley, the younger brother of Marvin Bagley III, has Arizona in Top 3
- Derrick Williams is leaving Bayern Munchen to sign with Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce.
- Superfan George Kalil died at the age of 81.
- Gabe and Brandon broke down new UA commit Dyelan Miller, a 3-star wide receiver from the Phoenix area.
- Adam made a case for why you should not sleep on Khalil Tate this season.
- Ronnie previewed what to expect from Texas Tech under new head coach Matt Wells.
- Scott broke down Arizona’s special teams, which have to find a new punter among other things.
- Former UA cornerback Sammy Morrison is heading to San Diego State.
- Khalil Tate and J.J. Taylor made Sports Illustrated’s Top 100. Colin Schooler did not. ASU only had one player on the list. USC and UCLA had none.
- Ka’Deem Carey is thriving in the CFL.
- Arizona made more changes to its football operation staff, announcing the hire of Cass Petty as the new assistant director of football operations.
- In related news, Arizona parted ways with director of recruiting operations Chris Singletary. who accepted a position at Gilbert High School. Arizona replaced Singletary with former Georgia Tech staffer Cody Moore.
- Singletary is just the latest recruiting staffer to leave Arizona since last season. Andy Vaughn, the former senior director of recruiting and high school relations, left for a player personnel role at Miami. Meanwhile, former director of on-campus recruiting Christina DeRuyter left for the same position at Texas Tech. The reason for the changes is not clear. Singletary was a holdover from Rich Rodriguez’s staff, but the other two were brought in by Sumlin after he was hired in January of 2018, so it’s not necessarily a case of Sumlin clearing the deck so he can bring in his own people. Arizona’s 2019 recruiting class ranked 10th in the Pac-12, so perhaps Sumlin felt a change was necessary in order to start attracting more high-level recruits to Tucson. Or maybe those aforementioned staffers left on their on volition.