Recruiting Round-up: JC offers galore

Brad Allis

Among the states being hit by the coaching staff were Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Georgia and in-state school, especially the Phoenix area.

One notable coach on the road was new linebackers coach Hank Hobson. The former Wildcat was promoted last week after serving as a graduate assistant.

Arizona coaches made a push for junior college talent, especially on the defensive end. Over the past few days Arizona coaches have offered at least six junior college players, with four coming on the defensive side of the ball.

  • Ami Finau – 6-2, 320, Defensive Tackle – Independence CC/Trinity HS
  • Jeremy Flax – 6-6, 320, Offensive Lineman – Independence CC/Detroit, MI
  • Rich Hall – Safety – Independence CC
  • Khyree Jacksonn – 6-3, 185, Corner Back – Fort Scott CC/
  • DeVere Levelston – 6-4, 255, Defensive End – Tyler JC/DeSoto HS –
  • Mosiah Nasil-Kite – 6-2, 298, Defensive Lineman – Independence CC/

It is obvious the Cats are making a push to use JUCO talent to shore up trouble areas. They have offered over a dozen junior college players including three offensive linemen, five defensive ends, four defensive tackles and a defensive back.

Arizona coaches also handed out some 2021 offers, including three at Queen Creek High School in the Phoenix area.

  • Hunter Barth – 6-2, 195, Safety - Queen Creek (AZ) HS (2021)
  • Krew Jackson – 6-5, 200, Safety - Queen Creek (AZ) HS (2021)
  • Trey Reynolds – 6-2, 225, Linebacker – Queen Creek (AZ) HS (2021)
  • Shemar Turner – 6-4, 260, Defensive end – DeSoto (TX) HS (2021)

Expect more offers to emerge over the next few days. In fact one, Rich Hall, became public during the writing of this story. We will update the story as it progresses. 

Comments (5)
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Brad Allis
Brad Allis

Editor

Arizona needs a talent infusion, especially since so many Rich Rod upper classmen are not good enough. Arizona has struggled to find reliable JC players. I may have to re-post the issues they have had, especially under Rodriguez.

Steve Buchanan
Steve Buchanan

Editor

I would tend to disagree on the talent issue. Years of sub par recruiting have left Arizona with the the worst defense in its history. We have walk ons who are starting at times. This doesn't happen if you have talent.

AND the coaching has been awful too. The Washington and OSU games both proved the talent differential. Washington is nothing special this year, and Arizona was trounced, as they were by OSU. On the other hand, Washington beat OSU easily in Corvallis.

Don't kid yourself, Arizona has no talent and no coaching.

Wineknow
Wineknow

Seems like we've had tons of JC transfers over the years and very few really panned out. I really do not see that we are 'desperate' for talent...obviously we need more, but we have speed and size and proven success on the field - I think we are just horribly misusing it. We're not gonna beat a motivated USC team or Oregon or Utah... I get that, but to suddenly look totally inept..thats coaching.

Steve Buchanan
Steve Buchanan

Editor

I hope Arizona gets in some good JC players. But the emphasis smacks of desperation because the 1st 2 classes were below average and patience is wearing thin. There are huge problems in Arizona football.

Wineknow
Wineknow

It's official - Todd Graham's recruiting is now the prototype for Kevin Sumlin...


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