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Arizona football recruiting SitRep: Wildcats add two commits, offers, and more

Arizona adds two more pieces to its class

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Even though the Arizona Wildcats are still in the midst of fall camp, it was a busy week for the coaching staff on the recruiting front.

UA added two new faces to the 2018 class and sent out additional offers to prospects.

Let’s get to it in this week’s SitRep.

Mykee Irving

The big defensive lineman from Calabasas High School (Calabasas, Calif.) gave the ‘Cats his pledge Thursday night, and he brings some much-needed size.

Irving is an interesting prospect. He has strength to go along with his size and can push people around on the line. He does play with a high pad level and sometimes just upright. These are traits that can be fixed and something that will need to be in order for him to effectively use his strength.

McKenzie Barnes

The second commit that the ‘Cats picked up is tall, lengthy cornerback McKenzie Barnes from Edison High School (Fresno, Calif). Barnes made it out to Tucson for a visit during the last weekend of July. He came away impressed and with a stronger relationship with the staff. The education and life skills meeting he went to stood out to most to him.

Barnes is a solid pickup. He has long arms that allows him to knock passes away and make plays on the ball. He does have decent speed that allows him to cover ground in short bursts.

Recruiting Notes

  • Vince Amey has done a good job this past week to close on some players that Arizona needs and can develop. Overall, the staff has done a good job so far with the class that it has put together. When all is said and done, I’d say I’d expect the ‘Cats to pull in another strong, athletic class.

2018 Offers (4)

Running Back

Draycen Hall: Higley HS (Gilbert, AZ)/RB/5-foot-8/170 pounds/2-star

Tight End

Jake Peters: Santa Margarita Catholic HS (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)/TE/6-foot-5/225 pounds/3-star

Brayden Willis: James Martin HS (Arlington, TX)/TE/6-foot-4/200 pounds/Unranked

Defensive Back

Haki Woods Jr.: South Bend HS (Chicago, IL)/CB/6-foot-3/193 pounds/Unranked/Pima Comm College

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