Arizona Tight End Priority List

Arizona has a commitment from one tight end and is recruiting numerous others. Read on to see who the priorities are.

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Arizona already has one tight end committed, but is looking to land at least one more.

http://www.scout.com/player/201943-bryce-wolma?s=106

Wolma was committed to Northwestern for about 48 hours before switching to Arizona. His commitment to Northwestern actually came as somewhat of a surprise because of his relationship with Arizona and specifically Rich Rodriguez. Wolma is solid in his commitment and is going to come in as possibly the best pass-catching tight end on the roster.

“Wolma is a kid we liked during the season and he's starting to pick up steam here,” Allen Trieu writes. “He's a great receiver. Very sure handed and is solid after the catch. Schools say he's not as tall or as long as some of the top guys on this board, but he's skilled enough to make up for it.”

http://www.scout.com/player/205684-jeremy-patton?s=106

Patton is one of the best tight end prospects in the country and was on Arizona’s campus this past weekend. The coaching staff has a strong relationship with Arizona Western, but this recruitment still has involvement from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Nebraska, Arizona State, and more.

"I'm very versatile for my size,” Patton said. “I can play on the line, at slot and outside receiver. I also run a 4.56 forty, so I cause some mismatches in the secondary with my size and also my speed.

We would be surprised if Patton winds up at Arizona, but crazier things have happened in recruiting.

http://www.scout.com/player/197986-bryce-gilbert?s=106

Arizona is doing well for Gilbert, but Arizona State and Nebraska probably feel similar. Gilbert has already taken numerous visits to Arizona and the coaching staff will work to get him on campus as much as possible.

"It seems that all the new coaches and players are hitting it off and that while everything is a little bit new, the players are all on the same page,” Gilbert said. “I liked the energy a lot and I liked that they had a plan for me.

“The coaches said their offense is very flexible and that it’s about getting playmakers out there for the quarterbacks to get the ball to. I could definitely see myself getting back out there because I liked what I heard and saw.”

http://www.scout.com/player/196115-tyler-johnson?s=106

Johnson keeps his recruitment very quiet, so it is difficult to get a good grasp on it. He is one of the top skill prospects in the state, so it makes sense that Arizona is recruiting him and that schools like Florida are getting involved.

When you look at Johnson, his footwork is good enough to wonder if he can be moved to offensive line eventually, but he is still good enough to be a very successful tight end on the next level.

http://www.scout.com/player/198486-jimmy-jaggers

Arizona recently offered Jaggers and our guess is that it will be difficult to land him. Some have made a big deal out of his friendship with Braxton Burmeister, but sources tell us it’s not nearly as big of a deal as some make it out to be. The local schools are doing well for Jaggers, but he claims location won’t be a deciding factor.

“All the schools I'm looking at right now have great academics and great guys on the coaching staff,” Jaggers said.

It’s all just going to come down to how comfortable I am there, the kind of scheme, how they plan on using me. And that's really it. The area, can I see myself living there afterwards? Proximity to home will not play a difference."


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