Pac-12 fall recruiting capsules
With another season about to start and less than six months until signing day, here's a look at how the Pac-12 is faring on the recruiting trail.Cameron Denson and running back Nick Wilson are the two ESPN 300 prospects in Arizona's class, but there is plenty of depth on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Brandon Dawkins and running back Jonathan Haden are four-star additions, while the tight end tandem of Trevor Wood and Darrell Cloy is impressive. Cornerbacks Naijiel Hale, Devon Brewer, Kwesi Mashack and Patrick Glover team with safeties Jamie Byrd and J.R. Hunt to give Arizona a solid secondary haul. The Wildcats have hit the junior college ranks hard, as Glover and Byrd are joined by OG Kaige Lawrence, OLB Antonio Smothers, DE Jerod Cody and DT Jeff Worthy. An amazing transfer class consisting of Devonte Neal (Notre Dame), Connor Brewer (Texas) and Cayleb Jones (Texas) also should be factored into additions with this class.
Who they want: There aren't a ton of spots left in this class, but the Wildcats are still in pursuit of some big additions. ESPN 300 teammates Marquis Ware and Jamardre Cobb have expressed serious interest in Arizona and have said they want to take another trip there this fall. ESPN 300 tight end Bryce Dixon is good friends with Dawkins and definitely will hear about Arizona from the quarterback. Offensive tackle Andrew Mike, tight end Matt Bushman, offensive tackle Quinn Bailey and cornerback Dominique Fenstermacher are local products with Arizona offers, and the Wildcats are in the mix for OG Kammy Delp.
Fall storyline: The finish to last season and the new facilities at Arizona have momentum going the right way for the Wildcats. This fall will be about maintaining that on the field. While it sometimes can be difficult to keep a big class together for several months, the huge majority of this group seems to be excited about the direction Arizona is heading. If coach Rich Rodriguez gives these prospects a product that matches their expectations, this class likely will maintain through signing day.
Bold prediction: Arizona will add at least two more ESPN 300 prospects, including possibly one of the top 150 recruits in the nation. Whether it's going back into California for a star or using Rodriguez's connection back east to land someone, the Wildcats aren't done building at the top of this class.
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