Recruiting Reset: Cornerbacks

Arizona has offered numerous corners. Read on to see who it has offered and how the Wildcats are doing with each.

Dechaun Holiday: One of Arizona's top targets at corner is Holiday, who is keeping his recruitment open. There was a bit of a miscommunication for a while that hurt Arizona's chances, but once that was cleared up, Arizona's chances were back to being pretty good. It would not be a surprise to see Arizona hang around and this recruitment come down to the Wildcats and UCLA. The Bruins are all over Holiday, who recently said that the Bruins, Arizona, and USC are the three coming after him the hardest.

Ykili Ross: Arizona is actually doing better with Ross than people may think, but it is still going to be difficult to get him out of the Los Angeles area. Ross went from a guy that not many were paying attention to and now he has offers from schools like USC, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and numerous others. Arizona, however, has a connection to Ross on the coaching staff and also with the fact that his older brother lives in Tucson. There is a very good chance Ross will visit this summer and it will be an unofficial. Arizona could have difficulty getting him on campus for one of his five official visits, but as long as it can get him on campus, it will have a chance.

Ryan Pulley: Michigan State is considered to be the leader for Pulley, but he has been consistent in saying that he wants to take his five visits. At this point, he knows he will take visits to South Florida, Florida State, Arizona, and Michigan State. The Wildcats are right there with Michigan State and if they can hold off the Spartans, there is a legitimate chance to land Pulley. Also, keep in mind that Pulley now goes to Island Coast high school, which is where current Wildcat T.J. Johnson went.

Dakari Monroe: Arizona likely leads for Monroe, who also has an offer from Nevada, San Jose State, and Washington State. He recently said, "I like what I'm hearing from Arizona. They are the biggest school to offer me so far and they say what I like to hear. They think I can go in and compete and when you factor in that they play a lot of defensive backs, it makes it a school that I plan on visiting sometime."

We don't see much changing with Monroe in terms of leaders, but he does seem intent on letting his recruitment play out through the summer. His visit to Arizona will be intriguing, especially if the coaching staff decides to push for a commitment.

Dameon Baber: Baber is the type of player that is going to see his stock increase once his senior film goes out and he attends some camps. Arizona was likely smart to offer early and it appears that it made an impression, as Baber has had only positive things to say about Arizona. He is yet another recruit who wants to take his time, but the Wildcats have to be considered among the schools to beat right now.

Sam Morrison: Morrison does not have an offer, but we are putting him here because we think if he gets one, he will be a Wildcat.

"I would definitely think about it [committing on the spot] because it is an offer I have always wanted, but with the offers I have now I think that every single school has something I definitely need to consider," Morrison said. "I think right off the bat I would want to sit down with my family, coaches and friends, and see what is right for me, but at this point I am kind of taking it slow."

At this point, Morrison is a player to keep a close eye on and we should know where he stands with Arizona soon after his June 4 visit.


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