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Early Signing Period: JUCO DE Alex Navarro-Silva signs with Arizona


The Arizona Wildcats signed their only JUCO player in 3-star California defensive end Alex Navarro-Silva on Wednesday.

High School: Don Lugo High School

Junior College: Riverside City College

Hometown: Chino, California

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 220 pounds

2020 Stats: No stats, season starts in early 2021

Offers: Arizona

247Sports JUCO Composite Ranking: No. 44 nationally, No. 5 defensive end, No. 16 in California

Analysis: Navarro-Silva is Arizona’s lone JUCO player in this class. And, in my opinion, he is a solid get.

Navarro-Silva was very productive his first season of JUCO. He racked up 40 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks. He played in one of the toughest conferences and on one of the best JUCOs on the West Coast.

He plays with good speed and aggression. There are times he is a little too quick for the offensive lineman to keep up with and that allows him into the backfield and become a problem for the quarterback.

He will need to add a little more weight and continue to develop his pass rushing techniques, but he’s an overall solid addition along the defensive line.

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