Recruiting Reset: Safeties

Arizona is in good shape with numerous safeties and continues to recruit others. Read on for a look at who the Wildcats have offered and where they stand with each.

Daejuan Funderburk: Funderburk's offer was somewhat quiet, but he is the teammate of Arizona commit Jonathan Haden and Arizona is trying to get involved. Maryland is on him hard, as he has four teammates headed there, and Funderburk also holds offers from Florida State, Miami, and numerous other big schools. Basically, it will not be easy for Arizona to land Funderburk, but it is definitely going to try.

J.R. Hunt Hunt's recruitment has been basically invisible, as he does not talk to many about it and has not done an interview in half a year. Arizona has a chance with Hunt, but it is difficult for us to truly understand where it is without knowing what Hunt is thinking. It would not surprise us to see this end as an in-state battle, especially since both schools are his biggest offers as of now. We will have to wait and see what happens once the season starts, especially if Hunt decides to take visits.

Jamal Scott: There was a period of time earlier this month where Scott's recruitment gained momentum and before you knew it, he had offers from Arizona, Utah, Oregon State, Arizona State, and others. Utah has emerged as one of the schools that Scott has spoken highly about and some would say it is currently the favorite. However, Scott wants to visit Arizona for its red carpet event for the new facilities and you have to think that will help its case. Scott's stock is also going to continue to increase, so anything can happen, but the Wildcats definitely have a chance here.

Jeff Farrar: Farrar is basically being recruited as an athlete, but it is likely his first shot will be on offense. We think he is better on the defensive side, which is why we are putting him here. Arizona is likely to have Farrar on campus for its July event and will have a solid opportunity there. Farrar has been consistent in saying he wants to take his five official visits before making a decision, but Arizona is going to try and change that. It is hard to argue with the belief that Arizona is the leader here, but there could be some time left if Farrar wants to continue to look at his options and take visits.

Glen Ihenacho: Ihenacho is another player that saw a ton of offers come in a jury and the belief is that UCLA is currently the favorite. Ihenacho wants to take an official visit to Miami and claims he wants to take others as well, but UCLA is going to work hard to try and make sure that does not happen. Obviously if Arizona can get him on campus, it is going to have a chance, but as of now, it has some work to do.

Dwayne Eugene: The New Orleans safety is hitting the camp circuit in order to try and get some more offers. Arizona is his biggest one, but Eugene recently camped at Mississippi State and will also add Auburn, Arkansas, and Florida to the equation. With Arizona being his biggest offer, it makes sense that the Wildcats are in good shape for Eugene should the coaching staff pursue him aggressively. There is no timeline for a decision, but the Wildcats seem to be in good shape for now.

Deionte Gaines: The plan is for Gaines to visit at some point this summer, but there are a few schools he is looking at to offer, including Michigan State and South Carolina. We don't know if those offers will come, but Gaines does want his recruitment to expand before making a decision. Arizona is in good shape as long as it chooses to be, but that is before other schools get involved.

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