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Arizona is looking to add numerous receivers this recruiting cycle, thus the Wildcats have offered prospects throughout the country.
Lewis may be the top prospect on Arizona’s board. While the Wildcats maybe would have never had a chance of landing a player of Lewis’ caliber in the past, this cycle could be different. Arizona, Nebraska, and UCLA are the three schools doing the best in this recruitment as of now. Arizona has a commitment from teammate Greg Johnson and will likely land an official visit from Lewis. It won’t be easy to sign Lewis, but he is definitely a program changing type of player from Arizona’s perspective.
Judson is another player that is very high on Arizona’s board. We have him slotted as a wide receiver, but he can play numerous positions on the next level. It was once thought that Florida was the leader here, but Judson may be more open than people think. Pitt has done a nice job as have a few others, including Arizona. Rod Smith is the main recruiter here and has already been to Florida in the past few weeks to see Judson.
Arizona would love to land Hamler, but it is not going to be easy to go into Michigan and take a talented player with both in-state offers. Michigan is probably doing the best in Hamler’s recruitment and he recently visited. Simply put, it would be a major shocker if the Wildcats are able to land the four-star receiver.
Calvin is one of Arizona’s more recent offers and it makes sense for a bunch of reasons. This will likely be a Pac-12 battle with ASU offering on Tuesday and offers from Cal and Washington as well. In addition, Calvin is friends and teammates with recent UCLA decommit Rhedi Short and current UCLA Hunter Echols, so that is something to keep an eye on. Arizona will work to get Calvin on campus and go from there, but we expect the Wildcats to be in the thick of things.
Bell might be the closest to deciding out of the players on this list, as he will announce his decision in mid-June. Arizona recently had him on campus and is doing well, but Nebraska, Michigan, and Iowa are also involved and could feel the same way. It could be difficult for Iowa to land a Southern California kid, but Nebraska has shown it can definitely do it.
Arizona is trying to get into Texas and Boyd is one of the main targets. He has offers from Indiana, Boise State, Houston, and others. The plan is for him to visit Arizona and we will likely know more about the recruitment once he does. Ideally, he decides next month, but we can see him holding off as he gets more offers. His recruitment is hard to get a good gauge of as he has been consistent in saying he is wide open.
The coaching staff has a good relationship with Thompson and his high school coach and could be the leader here. Like other recruitment, UCLA is a school to keep an eye on, especially when you consider that Thompson had an impressive spring. There is currently no timeline for a decision, but we’re confident in saying Arizona is among the schools to beat.
Casteel is another receiver Arizona either leads for or is real close to it. We also think he is the type of player that will see his stock increase dramatically this summer and both he and Arizona know it. Even if that happens, Arizona got involved earlier than other schools and that should have some sort of benefit. Jackson is in no rush to decide, but when he does you can expect Arizona to be a main option.
Arizona leads for Jackson and a summer decision is possible. Our guess is that he camps with the local schools and if he doesn’t get offered, he commits to Arizona. Things can obviously change in recruiting, but Arizona has made him one of its top priorities because it needs a bigger receiver and Jackson is impressive looking.
The main schools for McNeal are Arizona, Tennessee, and Colorado State. There is a good chance that he will take an official visit to each of those, which means that he is going to take his time with a decision. The Arizona coaching staff has had success in Florida before and this is another example. McNeal fits into what Arizona likes to do because he can play numerous positions, which is also why we think his recruitment eventually takes off even more.
McMath is between Arizona and Mississippi State right now with other bigger name schools likely to get involved. Arizona landed Jarrell Bennett from Edna Carr and has a good relationship with the school. Mississippi State is closer to home, so there are benefits to each school. As of now, McMath is unsure of when he would like to make a decision.
Onyemaobi is going to decide in December, so you can expect to hear more about him in the upcoming months. Arizona, UCLA, and California are considered to be the main suitors and all three have done a good job up until this point. Arizona offered Onyemaobi later than the other two, but were actually pretty familiar with him before the offer, so it isn’t a big deal.
We’re putting Dixon as qa wide receiver, but the reality is that we can see him at a few positions on either side of the ball. We think his athletic talent would suit him well at wide receiver and Arizona recognizes that as well with receiver being his main position. Dixon would like to play quarterback at the next level, but we can’t see that happening. An offer from Washington would make things real interesting and at the end of the day it is going to be hard for a lot of schools to come in and take a local kid from Arizona.
Grimes is another player that can play a lot of positions. He is committed to USC, but Arizona recently had him on campus and has reason to believe it can eventually flip him. The timing of Grimes’ commitment was somewhat of a surprise because he was in the middle of getting some big time offers. As of now, he is a USC commit, but Arizona and others will definitely test that.