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Arizona cornerback Bobby Wolfe opts out of 2020 season as secondary continues to thin

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NCAA Football: Arizona at Southern California Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Wildcats defensive back Bobby Wolfe became the latest to opt of the 2020 season, announcing the news on Instagram late Saturday after the 27-10 loss to the UCLA Bruins. (h/t to Justin Spears of the Arizona Daily Star for noticing it.)

“I’m opting out this season I’ll be back next year,” the sophomore posted on his story.

Just this week alone the Wildcats, who have lost a program-record 10 straight games, saw junior safety Christian Young opt out and freshman cornerbacks Edric Whitley and Khary Crump leave the program before ever playing a snap.

It has left Arizona’s secondary incredibly thin, with Jaxen Turner, Rhedi Short, Lorenzo Burns, Christian Roland-Wallace, Isaiah Mays, McKenzie Barnes, Malik Hausman and Jarrius Wallace as the only scholarship defensive backs on the active roster, though those last three didn’t even play against UCLA on Saturday for undisclosed reasons.

Wolfe was one of the highest-ranked recruits Kevin Sumlin has signed to Arizona. The former four-star cornerback was Top 500 nationally and Top 50 at his position coming out of Madison High School in Houston, Texas.

He hasn’t panned out so far, appearing in just nine career games, including none this season. Wolfe has recorded six tackles and two pass deflections in his UA career.