There are many facets to college football recruiting, but maybe the most important is finding players that not only fit into a team’s system but also fill a pressing need.
The Arizona Wildcats have a few of those, most notably for big bodies on the defensive line who can stuff the run and disrupt the quarterback. And their recent batch of commitments suggests the coaching staff is addressing this area in a big way.
Since Saturday, Arizona has picked up pledges from four prospects in the 2019 recruiting class, three of them defensive linemen. The latest is 3-star junior college defensive tackle Myles Tapusoa.
The 6-foot-3, 325-pound Tapusoa, who picked Arizona over offers from Houston and UCLA, is rated by 247Sports as the No. 75 JUCO player in the country. Originally from Utah, he played the past two seasons at Eastern Arizona College.
Tapusoa joins recent D-line commits Trevon Mason, a JUCO defensive tackle, and Sylvain Yondjouen, a defensive end from Belgium, both of whom came on board over the weekend. Also committing on Sunday was JUCO offensive tackle Josh Donovan.