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Arizona football recruiting: Three-star athlete Jaiden Dockery verbally commits to Wildcats

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The Cats continue to make progress in the Texas area

Jaiden Dockery at the Nike Football Combine Dallas NFSC
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As the Arizona Wildcats look to re-establish themselves in Texas, the coaching staff has landed its second verbal commitment from the state this week in athlete Jaiden Dockery.

Dockery, who plays at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Texas (Dallas area), tweeted out his verbal commitment to Arizona on Tuesday. This pushes Arizona’s 2018 recruiting class to seven members.

“I would like to thank god most importantly,” he said. “Also my coaches and my mom for helping me through my decision. Also all my supporters to but, I am very blessed to say that I will be furthering my education and football career at The University of Arizona #Beardown.”

Dockery joins Darrius Smith, a now-three-star running back, as the two verbal commitments from the state of Texas. Smith plays in the Houston area. The most recent commit is also listed as a safety by 247, which would make him the second safety in the class, with Armani Adams being the other. Dockery is larger than Adams, measuring out at 6-foot-even and 185 pounds. MaxPreps actually lists Dockery at 6-foot-2 and 191 pounds.

According to SportsDay HS, Dockery rushed for 143 yards on 30 rushing attempts, and also attempted 16 passes, completing seven of them. He put up three rushing TDs and a passing TD.

His defensive stats were unavailable, but his team did go 12-2 in Texas’ District 10-5A, winning its division. Their 12 wins were tied for fourth-most in all of Texas 5A.

Dockery is ranked as a three-star by Rivals, and according to them, also held offers from Illinois State and Memphis. It’s likely that Dockery will make like Smith and be ranked by most recruiting services in the coming days after this commitment.

You can check out his 2016 highlights here, though they’re all on the offensive side of the ball.


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