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Arizona football recruiting SitRep: The Wildcats land their fifth commit of 2018

The Wildcats landed one of the top linebackers in the West for 2018

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This past week for the Arizona Wildcats has been slower on the recruiting front than previous weeks. They did, however, add another solid piece to the current class.

Let’s dive into it with this week’s SitRep.

Issaiah Johnson

We will start off with the new Wildcat addition. The three-star linebacker from Los Alamitos, California gave Arizona his pledge Monday night. His announcement came hours after linebackers coach Scott Boone made a stop by his high school.

Back in April, Johnson stated that he had high interest in the Wildcats. He stated that he liked how Arizona uses its freshmen and that he could see the field early.

Johnson is a nice addition to the defense. He has speed and great instincts that he will bring to Tucson next year. He projects at inside linebacker, mainly the Mike backer.

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Steve McIntosh

One recruit to keep an eye on as this cycle plays out is the 3-star DB from Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, California. McIntosh is letting the process play out and enjoying the experience. His offer came about when defensive coordinator Marcel Yates made his way through Southern California and visited his high school. The offer was a complete surprise as he hadn’t spoken to the staff before then.

McIntosh does have high interest in Arizona and he plans on visiting Tucson in the near future.

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Recruiting Notes

  • Christian Young (3-star CB from Foster HS in Richmond, TX) announced he will be releasing his Top 10 on June 16th. The Wildcats have done well so far in this recruitment and I would be shocked if they didn’t make the list. It is recruiting so strange things happen.

Current Team Notes

  • Redshirt sophomore tight end Brion Anduze and redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Darrell Cloy Jr. announced that they would be medically retiring from football. Anduze suffered a gruesome knee injury last spring and Cloy was redshirted last year for an injury that didn’t go away. Both players will continue interacting with the team. Anduze will work with the strength staff and Cloy will be working with the recruiting department.

2018 Offers (9)


  • Jarren Williams: Central Gwinnett HS (Lawrenceville, GA)/6-foot-2/206 pounds/3-star/Kentucky Commit

Running Back

  • Brock Sturges: Allen HS (Allen, TX)/5-foot-10/200 pounds/3-star
  • Andrew Van Buren: Chaminade College Prep (West Hills, CA)/6-foot/217 pounds/3-star

Wide Receiver

Offensive Line

  • Jackson Kimble: Carroll HS (Southlake, TX)/OT/6-foot-5/260 pounds/3-star/Baylor Commit



  • Bryan Addison: Junipero Serra HS (Gardena, CA)/6-foot-4/180 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