Recruiting Reset: Safeties

Arizona has recruited numerous safeties so far. Read on to see who the Wildcats have offered and where they stand with each.

Budda Baker: Arizona has been inconsistent contact with Baker, but he doesn't talk about too much regarding his recruitment. Baker has narrowed his list, but he won't give the details right now, although it seems he is not allowing new schools in. At this point, baker wants to take visits and then will proceed from there. Arizona hopes to get him on campus, but it certainly will not be easy to land him.

Marcus Allen: Allen does not have a top list of schools, but he recently visited Penn State and came away impressed. The current plan is for him to visit Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, and Arizona. None of those visits are set in stone, but he has been consistent in saying he wants to see them before making a decision. That means that Arizona is going to get a shot here and while it is not easy to get kids like him to go west, getting Allen on campus is a big opportunity.

T.J. Harrell: Harrell may only be a three-star recruit, but his offer list definitely does not look like it yet. Harrell has been a major target of the in-state school, so Florida State and South Florida are considered to be the leaders as of now. However, he does want to visit out of state schools, so Arizona is right in the thick of things. Harrell has told us he is impressed with the coaching staff and with past success in Florida, he is one to keep a close eye on.

Mattrell McGraw: The word out of UCLA was that there was a solid chance that McGraw would commit while on a recent unofficial visit. While that was not the case, the Bruins are considered to be the leader. The longer McGraw takes, the better for other schools involved. Arizona has done a solid job in this recruitment, but is still working to get McGraw on campus. If that happens, the Wildcats have a legitimate shot, but it probably needs to happen soon.

J.R. Hunt: We haven't spoken to Hunt in a while, as his recruitment is being played quietly. The last time we did talk to him, Arizona was in solid shape. At this point, it does seem like it will come down to an in-state battle, but a lot of that depends on how long Hunt takes to decide. We currently just don't know a ton about this recruitment, but Arizona can't complain about the position it is in right now.

Jeff Farrar: Arizona has made Farrar a priority and he plans on visiting next month. There are plenty of Pac-12 schools that want him and Oklahoma and Notre Dame are also in there recruiting him as well. The visit to Arizona will obviously be huge, as it will be Arizona's opportunity to make a major impact. Farrar wants to decide at some point during his senior season and says it is possible he will not take all of his officials. If he visits Arizona next month as planned, the fact that he will not take all his officials could be big. There is a chance that he will play offense as well, but we are putting him on our defensive breakdown because we feel he is better there.

Deionte Gaines: Arizona has plenty of experience with Gaines' school, as Trey Griffey went there. The Wildcats are currently one of his main offers and we would be really surprised if they were not one of his finalists. Gaines is taking an open approach to his recruitment and with the coaching staff working to get him on campus, it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Calvin Tipton: Tipton's only offer is from Arizona, but he is hearing from plenty of schools. If Tipton got a local offer, that would probably end his recruitment. However, with Arizona being his lone offer and starting its recruitment early, the Wildcats have a good shot here.


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