The Arizona Wildcats today signed 3-star Athlete prospect Brion Anduze. Anduze is considered an athlete by recruiting databases based on his production at both defensive end and at tight end. Anduze spent his senior year at Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, WA.
Based off the tape, it's easy to notice why people have labeled Anduze (#86) as an athlete. At Defensive End, Anduze posses a quick first step and a quality rip move to shed blockers. The key for him as a Defensive End prospect is that he wins at the line of scrimmage. When he does not he needs to work on a counter move or two to continually try to shed his blocker.
While he possesses traits to possibly become a Defensive End for Jeff Casteel, he will probably be switched over to the other side of the ball as a Tight End. For one, Anduze possesses natural hands and uses his hands instead of his body to catch the football. His size also makes him a potential mismatch problem at the next level as the Tight End has become all the rage for exploiting potential mismatches on a football field.
If there are concerns about Anduze when it comes to playing time next year, it's that in High School he was often split out wide and was not lined up along the offensive tackle too often. Therefore, his blocking will need some fine tuning. He appears to be willing to stick his nose in there to make a block for the team; he is a momentum blocker right now. Anduze does not possess elite top-end speed either so don't expect him to out run opponents for a long touchdown next year.
With that being said, Anduze played in the spread option offense in high school which will definitely benefit him as he transitions to the up tempo offense that Rich Rodriguez has made famous. Overall, Anduze has plenty of upside to him, and will be a contributor over the next four years here at the University of Arizona. Fans should expect Anduze to be utilized much like the way Terrence Miller was two years ago.