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Arizona football recruiting SitRep: Camp season is officially here

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Arizona hosted a bevy of prospects this past weekend

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The Spring Evaluation period is now officially over and the Arizona Wildcats staff has started its transition into the summer quiet period. That means plenty of visitors and summer camps. U of A hosted its first two camps of the season and had plenty of recruits on campus.

With that, let’s dive into this week’s SitRep.


Dereck Boles

On Friday our friends over at The Daily Stampede (USF’s SB Nation site) reported that Arizona DT commit Dereck Boles flipped to USF. Over the weekend it was confirmed by multiple outlets and sources.

It was a pretty low-key decommitment as I wasn’t tracking it until Saturday morning or so. To be honest, it doesn’t come as a shock. Boles was committed to Florida International before his visit to Arizona earlier this spring. He then flipped to the ‘Cats shortly after the visit.

I cannot say for sure what the cause of the flip is, but it is possible that he wants to play closer to home (Boles is originally from Lakeland, FL). If Arizona is able to land Keiti Iakopo (see recruiting notes below), it will lessen the sting of Boles’ flip.

The Daily Stampede Article


Recruiting Notes

  • New DT offeree Keiti Iakopo told Scout.com that he is able to leave junior college this year since he was a full qualifier out of high school. He is looking at making a decision soon and with Arizona being his bigger offer, it is possible he could be Tucson-bound.
  • On Thursday, 3-star DT Cam Goode from St. John’s College HS (Washington, D.C.) released a Top 8 of Arizona, Temple, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Indiana, and Virginia. The Wildcats have done really well with this recruitment, even with the distance. The ‘Cats have done so well in fact that Goode told Scout that Arizona will get an official visit. Virginia Tech is a school that has done well with Goode too, with him visiting a few times already. Getting Goode on campus will go a long way for the Wildcats. This is a recruitment to watch closely.
  • Kievan Myers (3-star OT from Bishop Dunne HS in Dallas, TX) released a Top 15 that included Arizona, Washington, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio State, and Utah amongst others. It will be a tough haul for the Wildcats but the fact that they survived the first cut after only offering about a month ago is a good sign.

Visitors

Arizona hosted two camps this weekend with the Prospect Camp on Friday and the 7v7 Tournament on Saturday. There were plenty of visitors on campus for those events. Below is the list I could compile.

2018 Class

Wide Receiver

  • Jaden Mitchell: Desert Pines HS (Las Vegas, NV)/WR/6-foot/180 pounds/3-star/Commit
  • Angel Ruiz: Sunrise Mountain HS (Peoria, AZ)/WR/6-foot/170 pounds/Unranked

Offensive Line

  • Joey Ramos: Deer Valley HS (Glendale, AZ)/OT/6-foot-5/290 pounds/3-star
  • Xavier Delgado: Deer Valley HS (Glendale, AZ)/OT/6-foot-5/300 pounds/Unranked
  • Hunter Mayginnes: Hamilton HS (Chandler, AZ)/OG-OT/6-foot-5/315 pounds/Unranked
  • Brandon McCrea: Deer Valley HS (Glendale, AZ)/OG/6-foot-3/275 pounds/Unranked

Defensive Line

  • Michael Azevedo: Clairemont HS (San Diego, CA)/DT-DE/6-foot-4/242 pounds/Unranked
  • Colin Maslin: Hamilton HS (Chandler, AZ)/DT/6-foot/261 pounds/Unranked

Linebacker

  • Nathan Amico: Cienega HS (Vail, AZ)/OLB/6-foot-1/220 pounds/Unranked

Defensive Back

  • Derien Beauregard: Vista Grande HS (Casa Grande, AZ)/S-CB/5-foot-10/170 pounds/Unranked
  • Jordan Howden: Vista Murrieta HS (Murrieta, CA)/CB/5-foot-11/170 pounds/Unranked
  • Bobby Ramirez: Sunrise Mountain HS (Peoria, AZ)/S/5-foot-11/175 pounds/Unranked

Athlete

  • Danny Kittner: Higley HS (Gilbert, AZ)/ATH/5-foot-11/184 pounds/Unranked

Specialist

  • Ross Reiter: Brophy Prep (Phoenix, AZ)/LS/6-foot/235 pounds/5-star

2019 Class

Wide Receiver

  • Deavyn Woullard: La Habra HS (La Habra, CA)/WR/5-foot-11/175 pounds/Unranked

Linebacker

  • Alex McKeon: Deer Valley HS (Glendale, AZ)/OLB/6-foot/215 pounds/Unranked
  • Seth Robinson: Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, AZ)/OLB/6-foot-3/190 pounds/Unranked

Defensive Back

  • Brandon Shivers: Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, AZ)/CB/6-foot-1/175 pounds/Unranked

Athlete

  • Dez Melton: Deer Valley HS (Glendale, AZ)/ATH/6-foot-4/210 pounds/Unranked
  • Kalani Washington: La Habra HS (La Habra, CA)/ATH/5-foot-9/170 pounds/Unranked

2020 Class

Quarterback

  • Alex Flores: La Habra HS (La Habra, CA)/QB/6-foot-1/155 pounds/Unranked
  • Carl Richardson: Salinas HS (Salinas, CA)/QB/6-foot-3/180 pounds/Unranked

Running Back

  • Jyden King: Desert Pines HS (Las Vegas, NV)/RB/6-foot-1/190 pounds/Unranked

Offensive Line

  • Dylan Mayginnes: Hamilton HS (Chandler, AZ)/OT/6-foot-4/260 pounds/Unranked

2018 Offers (1)

Defensive Line

  • Keiti Iakopo: Fountain Valley HS (Fountain Valley, CA)/DT/6-foot/305 pounds/Unranked/Golden West College

2020 Offers (1)

Wide Receiver

  • Tommy Christakos: Chaparral HS (Scottsdale, AZ)/WR/6-foot-4/190 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