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Arizona football recruiting: TE Jamie Nunley among "grayshirt" players for Wildcats

Nunley's size could potentially create another dimension in Arizona's offense

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Despite not using a single tight end in 2014, Rich Rodriguez seemingly wants to change that. Arizona signed four TE prospects in 2015: Matt MorinDarrell CloyBrion Anduze, and now Jamie Nunley. Nunley is the biggest of the tight end recruits, standing at 6'5" and weighing 210 lbs. Nunley was ranked by as the 41st best tight end in the country and the 144th best player in California.

Nunley announced via Twitter today that he will "grey shirt" for Arizona next season. A grey shirt means that Nunley will not be playing next season as he will postpone his enrollment in Arizona until the winter semester of next season.

Like other Arizona tight end signees, Nunley has experience at wide receiver which should help make for a relatively seamless transition into Rich Rod's spread offense.

Here is an extended highlight film of Nunley's 2014 season at Vista Murrieta: 

Nunley could add a nice dimension to Arizona's offense as a red-zone target. This season, the Wildcats often had drives stall in the red zone, but Nunley's combination of size and speed should allow him to make for a nice, big target when the field is condensed in the red zone. Aside from that, he (and the other TEs), will allow the Wildcats to implement some new formations that involve tight ends. They tried to do that somewhat last year when they occasionally put Austin Hill at tight end, but from this year on, it appears they'll have options that are a more natural fit.