16 Sign Letter of Intent with Arizona Wildcats


Courtesy of Arizona Athletics:

 Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez took the first official steps in building their 2018 recruiting class, announcing Wednesday that 16 student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on the first day of the December signing period. “We are very excited to welcome these additions to our program for the 2018 season,” Rodriguez said. “Our goal was to get bigger, stronger and more athletic as a football team, and we have done that. We also have the opportunity to add to this class in the coming months, and our staff will continue looking for the best players and best people to address the remaining needs.”

Arizona hauled in nine standouts on offense and seven on defense, while going coast-to-coast to round out the group. The Wildcats bring in 10 players from California, three from Texas, two from Arizona and one from Georgia“These young men all bring a toughness that we are looking forward to adding to our program,” Rodriguez said. “They have the drive and work ethic that shows football is important to them, and they know we’re expecting them to come in and compete to make us a better team immediately.”

The critical areas addressed in the earning signing period were adding size and depth to the lines on each side of the ball. In total, six of the 16 signees are either offensive or defensive linemen.


Name                                     Pos.          Ht.        Wt.         Hometown (Last School)                                                                   

Tre Adams                             WR            6-3        190         Frisco, Texas (Wakeland HS)

Steven Bailey                        OL             6-2        290         Litchfield Park, Ariz. (Peoria Centennial HS/Glendale CC)

Jailen Bailey                          WR            5-11      180         San Diego, Calif. (Lincoln HS)

McKenzie Barnes                 CB             6-2        170         Fresno, Calif. (Edison HS)

Jhevon Hill                             CB             6-3        185         San Bernadino, Calif. (Cajon HS)

Mykee Irving                         DT             6-4        320         Calabasas, Calif. (Calabasas HS)

Issaiah Johnson                    LB              6-2        210         Los Alamitos, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS)

PJ Johnson                             DL             6-5        315         Sacramento, Calif. (Burbank HS/City College of San Francisco)

Donovan Laie                       OL             6-6        290         Oceanside, Calif. (Oceanside HS)

Thomas Marcus                   WR            6-3        180         San Diego, Calif. (San Diego HS)

Jake Peters                            TE              6-4        240         Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (Santa Margarita HS)

Darrius Smith                        RB             5-9        170         Pearland, Texas (Dawson HS)

Nahe Sulunga                       DE             6-3        255         Inglewood, Calif. (Calabasas HS)

David Watson                       OL             6-5        290         Tucson, Ariz. (Amphi HS)

Zach Williams                        TE              6-3        230         Johns Creek, Ga. (Johns Creek HS)

Christian Young                    S                6-2        195         Richmond, Texas (Foster HS)


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