Top five newcomers we're excited for

Newcomers report on Tuesday and with that, it is time to start talking about them. here are the five freshmen we are most excited about.

Newcomers report on Tuesday and there is plenty to get excited about. Here are the top five freshmen we are interested in.

1. Ka'Deem Carey: Without Nicolas Grigsby, Arizona is going to have to find another option to give a significant amount of carries.

In comes Carey, who is entering Arizona with extremely high expectations and rightfully so after rushing for so many yards in high school.

Carey was easily the best back in Arizona last season and often gets questioned because of the competition level. Now, Arizona will give him an opportunity to prove himself.

2. Patrick Onwuasor: Many of Onwuasor's compliments are with him at defensive back, so Arizona must definitely see something in him on the offensive side of the ball.

It is unlikely that Onwuasor is going to come in and make an impact right away because of Arizona's strength at receiver, but you never know, especially if he is as talented as advertised.

Onwuasor has the ability to impact the game in many ways and the coaching staff raves about him, so it should be interesting to see how he does.

3. Rob Hankins: Hankins is entering Arizona with the expectation that he is going to be right in the thick of things for playing time.

Hankins already has great size and instinct for a linebacker and the only question now is whether or not he can get it done at the next level.

The people around him feel confident he can and if he does, Arizona is going to be a much better team because of it.

4. Jaime Salazar: No offense to Alex Zendejas, but he isn't exactly the model of consistency Arizona is yearning for.

Salazar is going to come in with a legitimate shot of taking Zendejas' job and if he does, Arizona's special teams are going to be better.

Salazar was highly regarded last year and the coaching staff would love to see that translate to this season.

5. Reggie Gilbert: Had Gilbert not been injured last season, it would not have been a surprise to see him a little higher in the rankings.

Still, that does not matter much once they hit the field and Gilbert is going to have plenty of opportunity to prove his worth.

With Arizona lacking some depth at defensive end, it would love to see Gilbert step up in a big way and compete.


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