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Arizona football recruiting: Darrius Smith verbally commits to the Wildcats

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The Texas running back is UA’s sixth commitment in the 2018 class

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The Arizona Wildcats have landed their second commitment of the week, reeling in running back Darrius Smith of Dawson High School (Pearson, Texas) on Friday.

Smith checks in at 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, and held offers to Alabama A&M, Howard and Texas Southern. Other schools showing interest included Baylor, Houston, Navy and Washington.

Smith is unranked in 247Sports’ database.

As a junior, he tallied 2,150 all-purpose yards and scored 20 touchdowns, earning District Offensive MVP honors. Smith runs a 4.5 40-yard dash, benches 275 pounds, and squats 405 pounds.

The staff has been making an effort to dig into Texas and it appears to slowly be gaining momentum there in this 2018 class. This is Arizona’s sixth commitment of the class.

You can watch Smith’s junior year highlights below:

On Tuesday, Arizona landed junior college offensive lineman Maisen Knight. The 6-foot-5, 300 pound lineman expects to be eligible to play in the 2017 season.


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