Arizona is looking at add numerous defensive players at the end of the recruiting cycle and here are the main targets left on the board.
We believe Arizona leads for Simmons, but there is still a long way until Signing Day. Notre Dame is the main competition right now and it also has the advantage of being closer to home. However, Arizona has the advantages of having a strong relationship with Simmons. Should the Wildcats land him, Simmons will be a lock to at least play quite a bit his freshman season.
Arizona’s offer to Pandy somewhat came out of nowhere, but he will likely take an official visit this upcoming month. Scott Boone recruited Pandy while at Nevada and that will only help here. Boise State and a few others will get involved and USC is telling him he is a possibility. Arizona definitely still wants Pandy and could help itself on the official visit, but he wants to take other visits before making a decision.
Out of all the players on this list, we would probably be most surprised if Ulmer winds up at Arizona. He is very concerned with location, which is why Missouri and Minnesota are in a better position. Arizona will host him on an official visit and try to ease any concerns Ulmer has about distance and if it can do that, the Wildcats have a chance.
Nevada is the biggest competition for Green due in large part to the fact that his high school coach just got hired there. Green does not go into a lot of detail regarding his recruitment, but he will likely visit both before making a decision. Arizona has already had him on campus, so it’s possible that he bypasses that, but he has not given any indication a decision is coming soon.
Arizona actually knew of Rodgers from when he played in Michigan and recently decided to offer him. Of course, Washington State offered the same day and now it spears his recruitment will come down to those two unless others get involved. Colorado State will try to keep him close, but there is not a huge connection there. Official visits will likely decide this one.