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Analyzing new Arizona commit Grayson Stovall

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The Hamilton offensive lineman is UA’s first 2022 commit

Photo via @Grayson_Stovall on Twitter

The Arizona Wildcats started the 2022 recruiting cycle off with a bang on Friday as Chandler-Hamilton OL Grayson Stovall announced his commitment.

It is a significant addition for Jedd Fisch and company, as the ‘Cats add a player from one of the powerhouse schools in the state.

Let’s take a closer look at what Arizona is getting in Stovall.


Overview

  • Height/Weight: 6-foot-4/295 pounds
  • School/Hometown: Hamilton High School/Chandler, Arizona
  • Offers (9): Arizona, Arizona State, Charlotte, Colorado State, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan State, Utah
  • 247Sports Composite Ranking: 3-star (803rd nationally, 30th offensive guard, 19th in Arizona)
  • 247Sports Ranking: 3-star (52nd offensive guard, 27th in Arizona)

Analysis

This is a really nice start for Arizona in this cycle. Hamilton is easily one of the top three schools in the state.

Stovall is a mauler. He is an aggressive blocker who attacks his opponent and likes to drive them back or down on the ground.

He gets pretty good push at the line and at times seems to be an immovable force against the pass rush. He is a strong player who has a solid base and good upper body strength. Pair that strength with his long arms and he delivers a good punch at the snap.

He is surprisingly athletic for someone his size as well. In quite a few instances, you can see the Huskies utilizing that athleticism by having Stovall be a pulling guard. You also see he has a quickness about him. Not in terms of speed, but his ability to block, or disrupt, two opponents in a short period of time. This ability also showcases his football IQ and ability to dissect the defensive line’s play.

His footwork is solid but it will need a little fine tuning. He will also need to work on his pad level. It is inconsistent, but as of now, he is able to make up for it with his strength.

Having Stovall in the mix on the interior line with Josh Baker and J.T. Hand makes for a stout and solid group.


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