Recruiting Reset: Offensive tackle

Arizona has offered numerous offensive tackles. Read on to see who they are and how the Wildcats are doing with each.

Clayton Johnston: One of the top tackles in the west, Johnson has a handful of offers. Arizona is one of his most recent ones and the goal is for him to visit sometime this summer. He has already visited Arizona State and wants to camp at a few other Pac-12 schools in hopes of getting more offers.

Johnson is at a point in his recruitment where he wants to take his time and maximize his offers. He is on record as saying he isn't close to thinking about a decision and there is really no need to not believe him. Arizona will remain in this one and has a legitimate shot, especially if he enjoys his visit this summer.

Kevin Estes: It seems like it only took a few weeks for Estes to go to no major offers to offers from Wisconsin, Miami, and half the Pac-12. Estes actually has the ability to play guard as well, but the majority of the schools recruiting him like him at tackle.

Estes is likely to hit the camp circuit and knows that more offers are coming. He's actually visited Arizona on junior day and indications are that the visit went well. Still, Estes is being smart about the process and wants to go through the entire process, which means taking his five official visits.

Cade Cote: Arizona was the first major school to offer Cote and since then Arizona State, Oregon, and numerous others have joined. The Wildcats have had Cote on campus and the general belief is that they are doing well with him. This is likely not a player that wants to take his five official visits and drag things out.

Instead, he is probably going to decide by the end of the summer, which is actually a good thing for Arizona. We're not comfortable calling the UA the favorite here, but we do think it has a solid chance in this recruitment.

Steve Miller: Miller is very quick for an offensive lineman and that is why numerous spread teams have offered, including Arizona. The Wildcats are actually his latest offer, but it probably does not mean much in the big picture, because it is an offer that the Gilbert lineman was waiting for.

Miller has visited Arizona State due in large part to its proximity and he also wants to see schools such as Oregon and Washington. The goal is for him to decide in July and it definitely would not be a surprise to see this get down to an in-state battle.

Harper Sherman: The British Columbia product is finally getting the attention he deserves, as Washington State offered earlier this week and Cal was the most recent offer before that. Arizona and Nevada were the first schools on Sherman and the Wildcats are doing well with him.

No matter who offers Sherman, we feel comfortable saying that Arizona is probably the school to beat right now. That could always change, just like everything in recruiting, but Jim Michalczik has done a great job here and Sherman does not hide the fact that he is impressed with what Arizona has to offer.


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