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Arizona football recruiting: Tyler Manoa has Wildcats in final 4

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Arizona is in good place for the Bay Area defensive lineman

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It’s no secret that the Arizona Wildcats need size along the defensive front. So far they have picked up nice players in Josh Walker and Mykee Irving.

Another player that the ‘Cats have their eye on and have been pursuing heavily is Bay Area recruit Tyler Manoa.

On Friday, Manoa released his top four schools, which includes Arizona, UCLA, Utah, and California.

Manoa is a three-star recruit and the No. 39 defensive tackle in the country, per 247Sports.

The 6-foot-5, 295-pound defensive tackle from St. Francis High School (Mountain View, Calif.) has already visited campus once back in the spring and had a great visit from what I can tell.

Manoa is a member of the LDS community and will be going on his mission right after high school from what I’ve heard. This, however, will not be an issue for the Arizona staff since their players have gone on missions before.

Manoa would be a nice addition to the defensive line and definitely would boost the size. There is some stiff competition for Manoa’s commitment but the ‘Cats are sitting in a good spot right now. This will be a recruitment to keep an eye on.

You can view his junior highlights here:


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