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Arizona football recruiting SitRep: Wildcats land fourth 2018 commitment, visitors, offers, and more

It was an extremely busy week for the Wildcat coaching staff

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With the spring evaluation period still underway, it has been a hectic week for the Arizona Wildcats with visitors, offers, and another commitment.

So, with that, let’s dive into this week’s SitRep.

D’Angelo McKenzie

McKenzie, a 3-star safety from Valley Christian High School in San Jose, Calif., has high interest in Arizona. He sent his tape to Chris Singletary and talked with the Wildcat staff on a regular basis. His persistence and patience paid off with an offer in mid-April.

McKenzie maintains great communication with the coaching staff and it is the staff that has caught his attention. He really admires Arizona’s coaches and is looking to visit in the near future. As of now he is looking at committing on 2018 National Signing Day. This is one recruitment to keep an eye on.

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Jaden Mitchell

The 3-star wide receiver from Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, Nev. gave Arizona his pledge on Friday afternoon. He stated that he feels he can make a huge impact for the program, and that he feels comfortable with the coaches, players, and school.

Mitchell visited twice in March; once at the beginning of the month, and once at the end for the spring scrimmage.

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Recruiting Notes

  • Gaelin Elmore (defensive lineman grad transfer from Minnesota) pushed back his commitment a week. He will announce this Friday and he is choosing between Arizona and East Carolina.
  • Khalil Shakir, a 4-star wide receiver from Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, Calif., told that Arizona is one of four schools standing out to him. The ‘Cats have already visited Shakir at his school. Arizona is going to keep making a push for the Southern California talent, who is someone to keep an eye out for in the future.
  • Cam Goode, a 3-star defensive tackle from St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., told this week that Arizona is one of four schools he talks to the most. Goode admitted he doesn’t know much about Arizona or the Pac-12 but he is listening to what they have to say. It’s going to be a tough pull for the Wildcats and getting Goode on campus for a visit would really help.
  • Kazmeir Allen, a 3-star running back from Tulare Union High School in Tulare, Calif, visited Tucson this weekend. This is one recruitment that feels like it’s on its way to another commitment for the Wildcats. Keep a close eye on Allen.
  • The Wildcats held a mini junior day this weekend with recruits from the 2018, 2019, and 2020 classes making their way to Tucson.


As mentioned above, the Wildcats hosted a junior day-type event this weekend. Below is the list of some of the recruits who made their way down to Tucson.


  • Dereck Boles: Lakeland HS (Lakeland, FL)/DT/6-foot-2/294 pounds/2-star/Coffeyville C.C. (Eligible for 2017 season)


  • Kazmeir Allen: Tulare Union HS (Tulare, CA)/RB/5-foot-10/175 pounds/3-star
  • Chris Fatilua: Madison HS (San Diego, CA)/ILB/6-foot-2/220 pounds/3-star
  • Brennan Jackson: Great Oak HS (Temecula, CA)/DE/6-foot-4/234 pounds/3-star


  • Casey Kline: Brawley HS (Brawley, CA)/OLB/6-foot-5/210 pounds/4-star
  • Cameron Wiley: Desert Pines HS (Las Vegas, NV)/ATH/6-foot-2/186 pounds/Unranked


  • Micah Bowens: Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas, NV)/QB/5-foot-11/165 pounds/Unranked
  • Jyden King: Desert Pines HS (Las Vegas, NV)/RB/6-foot-1/188 pounds/Unranked

2018 Offers

Wide Receiver

  • Devon Cooley: Buena Park HS (Buena Park, CA)/6-foot-2/175 pounds/4-star
  • Isaah Crocker: Inderkum HS (Sacramento, CA)/6-foot-1/175 pounds/4-star
  • Devonta Jason: Landry-Walker HS (New Orleans, LA)/6-foot-3/211 pounds/4-star/Kansas Commit

Offensive Line

  • Matthew Cindric: Skyline HS (Sammamish, WA)/OT/6-foot-4/265 pounds/3-star
  • Sam Vakalahi: East HS (Salt Lake City, UT)/OG/6-foot-2/296 pounds/4-star

Defensive Line

  • Abdul-Malik McClain: J Serra Catholic HS (San Juan Capistrano, CA)/DE/6-foot-3/225 pounds/4-star
  • Campbell Barrington: University HS (Spokane Valley, WA)/DE/6-foot-6/280 pounds/3-star/BYU Commit
  • Brennan Jackson: Great Oak HS (Temecula, CA)/DE/6-foot-4/234 pounds/3-star
  • Caleb Tremblay: Vintage HS (Napa, CA)/DT/6-foot-5/270 pounds/2-star/American River C.C.
  • Tautala Pesefea: Foothill HS (Sacramento, CA)/DT/6-foot-4/270 pounds/Unranked


  • Raymond Scott: Narbonne HS (Harbor City, CA)/OLB/6-foot-1/222/4-star/USC Commit
  • Brian Johnson: Manvel HS (Manvel, TX)/OLB/6-foot-2/183 pounds/3-star


  • Chris Mills: Judson HS (Converse, TX)/6-foot/175 pounds/Unranked



  • Devon Williams: Antelope Valley HS (Lancaster, CA)/6-foot-4/199 pounds/4-star

2019 Offers


  • Grant Gunnell: St. Pius X HS (Houston, TX)/6-foot-5/207 pounds/4-star

Offensive Line

  • Jonah Tauanu’u: Narbonne HS (Harbor City, CA)/OT/6-foot-5/270 pounds/4-star
  • Anthony Faz: South Oak Cliff HS (Dallas, TX)/OT/6-foot-5/300 pounds/Unranked


  • Cameron Wiley: Desert Pines HS (Las Vegas, NV)/6-foot-2/186 pounds/Unranked

2020 Offers


  • Micah Bowens: Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas, NV)/5-foot-11/165 pounds/Unranked

Running Back

  • Jyden King: Desert Pines HS (Las Vegas, NV)/6-foot-1/188 pounds/Unranked

Defensive Line

  • Ricky Correia: Edison HS (Fresno, CA)/DT/6-foot-3/295 pounds/Unranked

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