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Arizona football recruiting SitRep: Wildcats pick up their third commitment of the 2018 class

The ‘Cats land a solid defensive lineman plus other updates

NCAA Football: Arizona State at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

This past week was a busy one for the Arizona Wildcats. Not only did they add their third commitment to their 2018 class, but the assistant coaches hit the road for the evaluation period.

There’s that and more so let’s dive into this week’s SitRep.

Adam Plant Jr.

On Wednesday, the Wildcats added a third member to their 2018 recruiting class. Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, NV) 3-star defensive end Adam Plant Jr. gave Arizona his pledge.

Plant talked with his parents and the coaches and felt that Arizona was the best fit for him. He visited Tucson in early March and fell in love with the school and city.

The Wildcat defensive front is starting to take on a different look the past two recruiting cycles and it’s not a bad thing. They are getting bigger, faster, and lengthier... not to mention the talent level is increasing. In a couple of years, the d-line is most likely going to be a strength of the Arizona defense.

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2018 Recruiting Notes

  • This past Monday started the Spring Evaluation period that runs until the end of May. That means that the Arizona assistant coaches made their way around the country visiting prospects and handing out offers. Scott Boone made his way through Utah and Southern California while Theron Aych went to Texas. Jahmile Addae made his way through Florida — mainly the Tampa area — which resulted in a few new offers. Expect more offers to come throughout the next month and possibly a commit or two.
  • Tyler Manoa (3-star defensive tackle from St. Francis High School (Mountain View, CA)) released a Top 5 on his Twitter that included Arizona along with California, BYU, Utah, and Colorado.
  • Nikko Remigio (4-star wide receiver from Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA)) told this week that Arizona is among five schools recruiting him the hardest.
  • With Adam Plant’s commitment, UA has a solid pipeline into Las Vegas. Don’t be surprised to see at least a couple of other players from Vegas call Tucson their next home when all is said and done.

2018 Offers


  • Jack Tuttle: Mission Hills HS (San Marcos, CA)/6-foot-4/195 pounds/4-star/Utah Commit

Wide Receiver

  • Ja’Marr Chase: Archbishop Rummel HS (Metairie, LA)/6-foot-1/193 pounds/4-star
  • Jaron Woodyard: The Avalon School (Gaithersburg, MD)/5-foot-11/180 pounds/Unranked/Arizona Western

Offensive Line

  • Jason Dickson: Vallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)/OT/6-foot-7/310 pounds/Unranked/Diablo Valley C.C.
  • Jaren Kump: Herriman HS (Herriman, UT)/OT/6-foot-6/245 pounds/3-star/BYU Commit

Defensive Line

  • Jonathan King: Tampa Bay Tech HS (Tampa, FL)/DE/6-foot-2/240 pounds/3-star


  • Jack Lamb: Great Oak HS (Temecula, CA)/OLB/6-foot-4/220 pounds/4-star



  • Josiah Bradley: Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, AZ)/S/6-foot-1/190 pounds/3-star


  • Nikko Hall: Calabasas HS (Calabasas, CA)/6-foot-2/190 pounds/4-star

2018 Arizona football commits

Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Armani Adams S 117 *** 6-0 190 Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
Tre Adams WR 182 *** 6-3 190 Wakeland Frisco, TX
McKenzie Barnes CB 123 *** 6-2 170 Edison Fresno, CA
Jailen Bailey WR 278 *** 5-10 180 Lincoln San Diego, CA
Steven Bailey OG 39 *** 6-3 290 Centennial (Glendale CC) Peoria, AZ
Jaiden Dockery S 95 *** 6-0 195 Lancaster Lancaster, TX
Jhevon Hill ATH 66 *** 6-3 185 Cajon San Bernardino, CA
Martell Irby RB 101 *** 5-10 200 Morse San Diego, CA
Mykee Irving DT 42 *** 6-4 330 Calabasas Calabasas, CA
Issaiah Johnson ILB 36 *** 6-3 220 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA
Jamarye Joiner QB (Dual Threat) 24 *** 6-3 205 Cienega Vail, AZ
Donovan Laie OT 102 *** 6-6 315 Oceanside Oceanside, CA
Thomas Marcus WR 171 *** 6-4 185 San Diego San Diego, CA
Jaden Mitchell WR 193 *** 6-0 180 Desert Pines Las Vegas, NV
Jake Peters TE 62 *** 6-5 240 Santa Margarita Catholic Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Adam Plant WDE 48 *** 6-5 245 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
Darrius Smith RB 119 *** 5-10 175 Dawson Pearland, TX
David Watson OT 117 *** 6-6 300 Amphitheater Tucson, AZ
Zach Williams WR 211 *** 6-3 205 Jones Creek Alpharetta, GA
Christian Young S 60 *** 6-1 201 Foster Richmond, TX