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Arizona football recruiting: 3-star defensive end Adam Plant decommits from Wildcats

Arizona takes a big step back in recruiting

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We’ve heard this line before. The Arizona Wildcats have lost one of their top commitments of the class. Ryan Bartow of 247Sports reported that 3-star defensive end Adam Plant of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) will open his recruitment, decommitting from Arizona.

Plant is ranked as the No. 7 recruit in the state of Nevada, and 53rd best defensive end in the nation.

Plant committed back in April despite holding offers to Penn State and USC. He’s had a productive offseason coming off his junior season. In late April he was named Defensive Line MVP at a Rivals camp and this month he won Defensive Line MVP at a USC summer camp.

The 6-foot-4, 240 pound defensive end received his USC offer back in 2016, which might not have carried too much weight back then. Originally from the SoCal area, he named USC as his dream school.

Now given his strong offseason, it seems like things could be heating up with the Trojans. Playing at powerhouse Bishop Gorman will also give Plant plenty of exposure throughout his senior season.

This leaves Arizona with five commitments for 2018 as we approach July, which is well below the usual number of commitments Rich Rodriguez has held over the past few years.

As it stands now, 3-star quarterback Jamarye Joiner seems like another potential decommitment. The Tucson product blew up after a huge year at Cienega High School in his first season as the starter.

Joiner was just recently offered by Arizona State and is open to playing wide receiver or safety for the Sun Devils. Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington have all been actively recruiting him as well. He has previously referenced Oregon, TCU, and Texas A&M as “dream schools”.

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