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Arizona WR Thomas Marcus no longer on roster

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The wide receiver position was one of the biggest question marks for the Arizona Wildcats entering the 2019 season. Not because of depth but because of experience, or a lack thereof.

And now that position is one body fewer with the discovery that redshirt freshman Thomas Marcus Jr. is no longer listed on the roster. He was removed due to a violation of athletic department policy, according to Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star.

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound Marcus appeared in three games in 2018, catching one pass for 17 yards in the Oct. 27 home upset of Oregon. He was expected to compete for more playing time this season with Arizona needing to replace its top three pass-catchers from a year ago.

However, as training camp went on the San Diego native’s name wasn’t mentioned by coaches and teammates much, certainly not as much as other receivers such as senior Cedric Peterson, junior Brian Casteel, sophomore Drew Dixon and Stanley Berryhill III, redshirt freshman (and recently converted quarterback) Jamarye Joiner and true freshmen Boobie Curry, Jalen Johnson and Jaden Mitchell.

Marcus was a three-star recruit out of Horizon High School, with his only other DI offer coming from Utah State.