Recruiting Reset: Defensive end

Arizona has offered numerous defensive ends. Read on to see who those offers are and how it is doing with each.

Raequan Williams: Arizona is in pretty good shape for Williams, who has already been to the campus. It would not be a surprise to see this recruitment come down to Arizona, Arizona State, and Iowa State, although schools such as Tennessee are getting involved now. The plan is for Williams to decide by the end of the summer, which isn't necessarily a bad thing for the Wildcats.

"I'd like to start narrowing things down. I want to commit before my senior season starts,'" Williams said. "I'm looking for a school with strong academics that can set me up if I don't play football professionally. I want to play for a coaching staff that I can relate to."

It might be hard to get Williams out of the Midwest, but Arizona definitely has a chance and has to feel decent about its position.

Mufi Hunt: Hunt can choose from the majority of schools in the Pac-12, as Oregon recently got involved as well. He was injured all of last season and now that he has shown he is healthy, is starting to hear from schools throughout the country, including an offer from Oklahoma.

"Honestly, I have no favorites right now," said Hunt. "I am just enjoying the process and forming relationships with the coaching staffs of the schools recruiting me. It is a blessing to have these offers and each school brings so much to the table. At the end of the day I want a school that me and my family feel good about. It is going to be a tough decision."

This will be tough for Arizona because there really is not a big connection to Utah. The hope is to get Hunt on campus, but that could prove to be difficult as well. Still, he has not eliminated any school and the coaching staff will continue to recruit him.

Caleb Peart: Arizona recently offered Peart and there could be an in-state battle brewing, although Cal is in there and Stanford could get involved also.

"I want to take at least a few official visits before I make my decision," Peart tells Scout.com. "But at the same time if a school is sticking out to me I could commit before the season starts or slightly into the season. Then you will have some schools saying that they have a lot of spots filling up and that I need to decide soon. So we'll see if I decide early or not.

"I don't have a short list, but later on I will trim it. So right now every school that has offered me is pretty much in it and is fair game. I'm definitely looking for a school which has strong academics, a good program where I get along with the coaches; those are the main things I will be looking at."

Arizona is definitely going to be right in the thick of things for Peart and he has emerged as a priority on the defensive line. His size leaves a little something to be desired as far as linemen go, but he would fit in well with what Arizona needs, which is a speed rusher off the edge.

Jason Scrempos: Arizona offered Scrempos early in the process and seems to be doing pretty well with him. At this point, Washington may be the favorite after a recent visit and there really is not a timetable for a decision.

"Obviously, I'd love to take all the time I could and take my visits and then decide, but I know the game and how it's played," Scrempos tells Scout.com. "Spots will start to fill up and I don't want to miss out on things just to take my time, so I'll just see how things go and I will stay in touch with the coaches and just see how things progress."

Arizona needs to get Scrempos on campus to have a chance, but that doesn't seem to be impossible. As long as it can get him to visit, we have to think the Wildcats have a chance in this one.

Timmy Hamilton: The JC product got a bunch of offers in a hurry and this recruitment could be between Arizona and Illinois right now. He is sure to get more offers, but Arizona is already in line for an official visit.

"I feel very blessed about it," Hamilton tells Scout.com. "It's a big-time school on the rise. I'm excited to schedule a visit and check them out. I haven't locked in a date yet but it's a program I know I definitely want to see. From the research I've done, it's a great program. They have a great winning tradition. It's in a great place, too, which never hurts."

Arizona is going to remain among Hamilton's top schools and has a very good chance of landing him.

Kendal Franklin: Boise is considered the leader for Franklin, but that was before numerous schools, including Arizona, offered. The original plan was to decide in May and with the new offers, Franklin has now pushed the decision back to the end of the summer.

That obviously bodes well for Arizona, especially considering that Franklin wants to play in a major conference and is on record as saying the Pac-12 would be a good fit. There is a good chance that Franklin is going to use one of his official visits on Arizona and proceed from there.


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