Recruiting Reset: Defensive line

Arizona is recruiting numerous defensive linemen. Read on to see who the Wildcats have offered and where they stand with each.

Arizona is looking to strengthen its defensive line in this class. Here is a breakdown of who Arizona has offered and where it stands with each.

Claude Pelon: Arizona is somewhat new in this recruitment, but Pelon is definitely open to Arizona. He has plenty of offers and his list will probably increase, which means he will not be easy to land. The coaching staff is going to work to get him on campus and with him being relatively close, the chances of that happening are solid. Pelon isn't really thinking about the process, so Arizona is going to have plenty of time with this one.

Jalen Jelks: Jelks is going through the process and keeps his recruitment to himself. Even when he discusses it, he won't name favorites or schools that are recruiting him harder than others. Arizona has a chance here, but it is difficult to figure out just how much. Arizona visited him in the spring, but so did a lot of other coaches. We should have a better idea of where the Wildcats stand once the summer is over.

Sharif Williams: Arizona has now landed a commitment from two of Williams' teammates and that certainly helps. Arizona and Fresno State are considered Williams' top two schools, but unless he is that enamored with staying close to home, you have to think Arizona has the edge there. Williams has been consistent in saying that he wants to take his time, but Arizona is going to get him on campus this summer and likely make a move to get him to commit.

Rashaan Evans: Arizona is probably in it for Evans more than people think, but it is never easy to get a player out of SEC country. Evans has consistently said he wants to visit Arizona and if he does, all bets are off in terms of whether or not Arizona can land him. Evans is good enough to basically choose a school, but this might be one of Arizona's most impressive efforts in this class, whether it lands him or not.

Connor Humphreys: Humphreys is going to visit numerous schools throughout the summer and Arizona is on this list, so we will know a lot more after that. At this point, Humphreys is one of the fastest rising players in the west and rightfully so. Humphreys says that he will not narrow his list until he is ready to make a decision and that does not seem to be coming any time soon. Arizona is going to offer Humphreys immediate playing time and it does have a chance here, but it certainly will not be easy.

Matt Dickerson: Dickerson came away from his Arizona visit with the Wildcats high on his list and then every school in the west decided to offer and he wound up being one of the most highly recruited players in the country. It is going to be difficult to land Dickerson when he can choose from both local schools, Notre Dame, and others. The good part is that Arizona has had him on campus, but it is never easy to land a player of his caliber and it is definitely more of a long shot than it was before.

Sione Takitaki: Not much has changed with this recruitment in that BYU is seemingly the school to beat. One of his assistant coaches is pushing him to BYU and he is LDS, which could be two factors that are difficult to overcome. Arizona will continue to recruit him and work to get him on campus, which can change things. Until that happens though, you have to approach this recruitment as if BYU is the school to beat.

Kennedy Emesibe: The thought process here is that a UCLA offer could change things, since Emesibe's brother is a Bruin. However, that offer has not come and Arizona has done a good job recruiting him. Emesibe will have numerous options to choose from and there is a good chance that his recruitment will take off at some point. Until then, Arizona is in solid shape, but Emesibe does not appear to be close to making a decision.

Jabril Frazier: Arizona is doing well with Frazier and is likely his leader at this point. Frazier may also wind up being a linebacker, but the better bet is that he will be on the line because he has the frame to put on some more weight. Frazier will visit on July 27 and it will likely only solidify Arizona's position. Utah is the other school that Frazier plans to visit and there is a solid chance that it will come down to those two.

Jacob Tuioti-Mariner: The defensive lineman has offers from Wisconsin and Arizona and it would not be a surprise to see it come down to those two. Arizona is doing well at St. John Bosco and is there as often as possible, which will only help. Tuioti-Mariner wants to take his time making a decision, but we expect Arizona to be right in the thick of things when it is time for him to end his recruitment.

Lane Veach: Arizona is Veach's biggest offer right now and thus puts it in the driver's seat. Arizona is aggressively recruiting him and while his recruitment is picking up a bit, Arizona is still always going to be Veach's earliest big offer. We would be surprised if Veach does not wind up at Arizona, figuring Arizona continues to recruit him and his recruitment does not change dramatically.

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