Recruiting Reset: Cornerbacks

Arizona has offered numerous corners and is doing well with plenty of them. Read on for a closer look at those offers and where the Wildcats stand with each.

Tyler Whiley: Whiley continues to go through the process and although he has not named any favorites, schools such as UCLA, Arizona, and Washington appear to be doing very well. USC is another school that has started to take a look at him and Whiley is being recruited for both sides of the ball. Arizona is doing relatively well with Whiley in the sense that it is likely to make his cut, but there still seems to be plenty of time left. The good aspect of his recruitment is that UCLA's momentum has died down a little, as the Bruins felt there was a solid shot he would commit about a month or so ago.

Naijiel Hale: Hale backed off deciding this summer because he wants to now take official visits. It is not known if he will take all five visits, but there will definitely be some. Arizona is going to get an official visit and Hale has already been to campus. The UA will absolutely be among Hale's favorites and some feel as if the Wildcats are the favorites. Cal is also doing well in the recruitment and there is a chance that the local schools offer, which can affect things. Still, Arizona is in good shape and should be right there in the end.

Alameen Murphy: Murphy recently visited Georgia Tech and came away impressed. He will also visit Stanford soon with plans of visiting a few more and making a list next month. Arizona is in the picture, but Murphy is unsure if he will be able to take an unofficial visit this summer. Vanderbilt is another school that is doing well with Murphy and while it will not be easy, Arizona will have a chance in this recruitment if it can get Murphy on campus. The coaching staff has done a good job recruiting Murphy and it is at least paying off with mutual interest.

Alijah Holder: Not much has changed in Holder's recruitment. He and his brother must decide if they want to play together and, if they do, Arizona is probably the spot. If not, Alijah is likely to go to Stanford. Of course, Stanford could change things dramatically if it offered both Holders, but that does not seem to be in the cards. Arizona is right there for both, but it is a matter of the brothers deciding what direction they want to go in and then proceeding from there.

Mike Johnson: Johnson narrowed his list to Florida State, Louisville, Texas Tech, Virginia, Vanderbilt, UCF, Rutgers, Syracuse, Purdue, and Arizona. Florida State and Louisville are probably the favorites right now, but it is a good sign that Arizona made the initial cut. The key now is to get Johnson and campus and try to make his next cut as well. It is going to be difficult to get Johnson on campus for an unofficial visit, which makes recruiting him aggressively that much more important.

Jamie Byrd: Byrd was recently offered by Arizona and it appears that the Wildcats are the ones to beat here. Illinois is Byrd's other big offer, but he is familiar with Arizona and the coaching staff has done a good job of recruiting him. Byrd is planning to visit Arizona at some point this summer and we should know a lot more about the recruitment after that. However, from what we know now, Arizona has a good chance here.

Antreal Allen: It appears that Allen is looking at both UCLA and Arizona, but there is always a chance his recruitment takes off from there. He is teammates with Rashaan Evans and both schools would love to land a package deal, although Arizona is in better shape for that right now. Allen does have legitimate interest in Arizona and the Wildcats are working to get him on campus.

Kwesi Mashack: Mashack plans to visit Arizona this summer at some point and it is hard not to believe that Arizona is the leader here. It is Mashack's biggest offer and when it first came, he had nothing but good things to say. The corner does want to take his time throughout the process, so that could add some intrigue, but Arizona is doing well here.


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