Recruiting Reset: Offensive tackles

Arizona has offered plenty of offensive tackles and is doing well with a handful of them. Read on to see who the Wildcats have offered and where they stand with each.

Casey Tucker: Tucker was originally a USC commit, but has now opened up his recruitment. Arizona will try to get involved, but he seems much more likely to go to Arizona State if he decides to remain closer to home. Schools like Notre Dame and Stanford could get a look as well, but Arizona has a better chance with the other targets on its board.

Damien Mama: Mama is considered to be one of the top linemen in the country and will basically have his choice of schools. Arizona likes to recruit St. John's Bosco, but this one will not be easy. It seems more likely that Mama will stay closer to home, but Arizona is working to get him on campus and hopefully make an impression.

Andrew Mike: Arizona has been aggressively recruiting Mike and rightfully so. At this point, the Wildcats are among the leaders. Arizona State is in there as well and a Stanford offer could makes things very interesting. Mike does not seem to be closer to making a decision, but Arizona is doing just fine in the recruitment as it stands right now.

Michael Grimm: The coaching staff has plenty of connections to Pittsburgh, but Grimm is not going to be an easy pull. Pitt and Penn State have made him a priority and he has visited both. His high school coach was also a graduate assistant with two of the current Pitt coaches. At this point, Grimm seems like a good bet to stay east, unless the bigger schools such as Alabama get involved.

Layth Friekh: At this point, Friekh says that his leaders are Arizona and Washington. The Wildcats have been at the top for a while now and a recent visit did nothing to change that. Washington is doing a good job recruiting Friekh, but Arizona is the school to beat right now. Friekh wants to get out and visit more schools before making a decision, but Arizona is going to be right in the thick of things until the end.

Nick Gates: Gates picked up an offer from Alabama and since then his recruitment has been gaining steam. He can't visit a lot of schools right now because he is currently playing baseball, but Arizona is likely to get a visit this summer. Cal is also heavily involved, but we are always consistent in saying that once a kid gets on campus, things can change. In addition, Gates wants to wait and decide until after football season.

Kolton Miller: Miller is a bit quiet with his recruitment, but the word is that Arizona is doing well. The Wildcats are his biggest offer to date, although schools such as Texas Tech, San Diego State, and Washington State are involved as well. It would not be a surprise to see Miller's offer list increase, but Arizona is doing a good job here.

Quinn Bailey: Bailey seems like he wants to stay in-state and Arizona has offered whereas ASU has not. The Wildcats recently hosted Bailey and have made him a priority, so it seems that they are the ones to beat here. Bailey wants to take some visits, but admits that Arizona is going to remain near the top because it was the first school to offer him and has continued to aggressively recruit him.

DeAndre Herron: Herron originally signed with Louisville out of high school and still holds a Louisville offer. He says that he wants to remain neutral, but does admit that he has a soft spot for the Cardinal. Herron is also originally from Indiana, so the Hoosiers could be a factor. Either way, he wants to take his time and visit schools. Considering that Herron is adamant that all schools are even, Arizona has as good of a chance as any.


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