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Arizona makes cut for 2022 in-state offensive lineman, 2021 Texas athlete

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The Arizona Wildcats have still yet to play a game in the 2020 season—fingers crossed for Saturday!—but remain heavily active in planning for future years through recruiting.

That work has resulted in being among the top choices for a pair of key prospects, one from the 2021 class and one from 2022.

Ahmonte Watkins, a 3-star all-purpose back in the 2021 class from Houston, has included the Wildcats among his final 10 schools, while 2022 in-state offensive guard Gavin Broscious has Arizona as one of his top eight choices.

The 5-foot-10, 173-pound Watkins, who plays for Klein Forest HS in Houston, is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 281 player in the 2021 class as well as the No. 4 all-purpose back and 45th-best prospect from Texas. Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, Purdue, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Washington State are the other schools to make his list out of 21 scholarship offers.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Broscious, who plays for Desert Edge in Goodyear, is ranked 669th overall in 2022 as well as 24th-best among offensive guards and 10th-best in Arizona. His other finalists are ASU, Cal, Colorado, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Utah.

Arizona currently has two commitments in the 2022 class, both from within the state, in 3-star Chandler wide receiver Kyion Graves—who has since picked up offers from Ohio State and Oregon—and 3-star Tucson quarterback Treyson Bourguet.

The UA’s 2021 class, which can start signing next month, consists of 23 players and is ranked 49th in the country as well as seventh in the Pac-12.