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Arizona football recruiting SitRep: Wildcats gaining momentum in Texas

Arizona picked up another commitment from the Lone Star State last week

Arizona v Utah

The Arizona Wildcats have picked up some momentum on the recruiting trail lately, snagging another commit from Texas.

Things might heat up even more in the next few weeks, as the dead period comes to an end and the July quiet period begins.

With that, let’s get to in this week’s SitRep.

Jaiden Dockery

We’ll start with the new commitment.

Dockery, a Lancaster, Texas standout, plays multiple positions for his Tigers squad, but most likely will be in the defensive backfield for Arizona. He is another important pickup for the ‘Cats because he’s their second commitment from Texas. UA is trying to get into Texas in a big way this year and having two commits from the Lone Star State is a good step.

The most natural fit for Dockery at Arizona is the SPUR safety position. Nothing is mind-blowing about his game, but he has natural talent that should show at SPUR. He also has the size needed at the position, checking in at 6-foot-2 and 191 pounds.

Aaron Frost

The 6-foot-5, 300 pound two-way lineman is currently up to five offers, with Arizona being his first Pac-12 offer. Frost has taken a couple of visits so far and has a visit planned to Tucson on July 29. His interest in the ‘Cats stems from defensive coordinator Marcel Yates and freshman linebacker Josh Brown talking to him about the college and city.

Frost is a raw lineman, both offensively and defensively. He needs to work on his speed and technique on the defensive side of the ball. Once he gets his skills polished, he will be a solid player at the next level.

Recruiting Notes

Arizona made the list for some of its targets this week and we’ll take a look at them.

  • First up is Joseph Wilkins Jr., a 3-star receiver from North Fort Myers, Fla. He narrowed his list to 14 schools and Arizona joins Louisville, South Carolina, Maryland, Michigan State, and Iowa State, among others. There is some tough competition for the Wildcats and it won’t be an easy pull.
  • Second on the list is Trenton Charles, a 3-star running back from Scotlandville High School (Baton Rouge, La.), who released his top five on July 4. Arizona joins BYU, Army, SMU, and UTSA on Charles’ short list.
  • The last prospect to trim their list this past week was Joey Ramos, a 3-star offensive lineman from Deer Valley High School in Scottsdale. Arizona made the cut along with Oregon, Washington, Iowa State, Arizona State, and UCLA. There is some competition for the ‘Cats here, but right now they sit in a really good spot. Ramos has been on campus numerous times and Arizona has been recruiting Ramos for quite awhile now.

2018 Offers (1)

Offensive Line

Cade Beresford: Woodinville HS (Woodinville, WA)/OT/6-foot-7/250 pounds/3-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