Nobody will ever accuse the Arizona Wildcats of squandering elite talent. That's because they don’t have it, at least according to 247 Sports.
The recruiting site ranked all 130 FBS programs in terms of "roster talent," and Arizona found itself right in the middle based on what it has to work with for the 2019 season.
The Wildcats are 63rd, to be exact, when tabulating a roster's overall talent based on players' final high school recruiting rating. That means junior college transfers like Trevon Mason and Myles Tapusoa, who improved their reputation at that level, are still graded based on their prep attributes.
Arizona’s total points are 570.07, barely half as much as first-place Alabama (984.96). That score comes from the final prep score of 71 rated players on the Wildcats’ roster, of which only two were rated as 4-star prospects and another 61 as 3-star recruits.
Just head of Arizona, at 62nd, is Texas Tech, its Week 3 opponent.
Arizona ranks 11th in the Pac-12 in roster talent, per 247Sports, ahead of only Washington State.