Arizona Commit Watch: Week 1

Arizona nearly has a full recruiting class for 2014. Many of them were in action over the weekend. Read on to find out how they did.

Several Arizona commits were in action over the weekend. The following are results of their week one games:

  • Bishop Mora Salesian (CA): The Arizona commitment trio of Marquis Ware, Jamardre Cobb, and Rodney Carr fell to Muir 18-12 on Friday night. Stats were not reported for Salesian.

  • Salpointe Catholic (AZ): The Lancers took on Sabino in a match of big teams in Tucson, but it was one-sided from the very beginning as they won 49-7. Arizona commit Cameron Denson played well on both sides of the ball. He finished with five catches for 178 yards and a touchdown. Denson also returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown.

  • Central High East (CA): A trio of Arizona commits opened league play with a 36-16 victory over Hanford on Friday night. Running back Nick Wilson missed the game with a shoulder injury and defensive lineman Sharif Williams is out for the year with a knee injury. Stats for safety Devon Brewer were not reported.

  • Edison-Friendship (DC): Committed running back Jonathan Haden led Friendship Collegiate on a Sunday afternoon game. Friendship defeated St. Frances 32-6 in the Brothers in Arms Classic. Haden final tally was not available.

    Even though there was no stat line, it was reported that Haden scored the first touchdown of the game, catching a pass out of the backfield on a fourth down and taking it 35 yards for the score.

  • Southridge (OR): The Skyhawks had a rough night to open the season. Southridge fell 35-15 to Sheldon at home. Wide receiver Jordan Morgan played in the game. He did not score and other statistics were unavailable.

  • Scottsdale Community College (AZ): Patrick Glover was sidelined with a hamstring injury , but Scottsdale upset the eleventh-ranked Arizona Western Matadors 45-23. Antonio Smothers played, but his stats were not available in the box score.

  • Oceanside (CA): The Pirates opened the season with a 47-28 win over St. Augustine. Wide receiver Jace Whittaker had a 19-yard touchdown

  • Highland Park (IL): Josh Pollack was in action as Highland Park went on the road and stole a game from Lake Forest Academy 32-20. He had quite a night, making all three of his field goals from 33,35, and 45 yards out. Pollack also converted all three of his extra points.

    He also doubles as the punter for Highland Park. Pollack had three punts of 32, 35, and 44 yards with one downed within the ten-yard line and another downed within the 20-yard line.

  • St. John Bosco (CA): Naijiel Hale did not play for safety reasons, but St. John Bosco did not miss a step. His team went on the road and beat Dominguez 40-7. Hale should be back in action next week when Bosco takes on Clovis North.

  • Oaks Christian (CA): Arizona's lone quarterback commit, Brandon Dawkins, led his team to a close shootout victory on Friday. In the 51-50 win, Dawkins completed 20 of 29 passes for 430 yards and six touchdowns.

  • Chaparral (AZ): Tight end Trevor Wood had a productive night for Chaparral in a 52-27 win over Saquaro. Although most of the scoring came on the ground, Wood still managed to catch seven passes for 94 yards. Top-ranked Chaparral is back in action next week against Marcos de Niza.

  • La Habra (CA): La Habra got off to a slow start, but shut out El Toro in the final three quarters on the way to a 26-3 victory. Tight end Darrell Cloy caught just a single pass for ten yards, but was a key blocker in the game, helping La Habra rush for 198 yards.

  • Chandler (AZ): J.R. Hunt took the field for Chandler and opened the season with a 41-21 win over Centennial. Hunt helped a strong defense shut out the opposing team in the fourth quarter. He finished with 6 total tackles and a quarterback hurry.

  • Iowa Western Community College (IA): The defending champions rolled over Iowa Central 62-10 on Saturday. Arizona commit Jamie Byrd had a nice game for the Pirates, racking up six tackles and intercepting a pass in the end zone. It was Byrd's second interception of the season.


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