Signing Day Awards: Most Underrated

The staff picks its most underrated player in Arizona's class.

Michael Luke: It’s difficult to call a kid with offers from USC and Nebraska underrated, but that is what I think about Tony Wallace.

Wallace is not highly rated relative to the peers in his class, but with quick twitch burst and a long, angular frame, he looks the part of a player who can come in and play immediately. 

The UA coaching staff deserves credit for finding kids like Tony Wallace before the traditional powers.

Cody James Martin: Colin Schooler wasn’t recruited by many schools and it was slightly perplexing. Schooler isn’t the fastest guy around, but what he lacks in speed and athleticism, he makes up for in his understanding of the game and his willingness to leave everything on the field. 

The linebacker likes to hit hard and has a feel for the game that brings about comparisons to former Wildcat Scooby Wright. Schooler is going to get a chance to play right away with the lack of depth at linebacker and if he can improve on his speed, could be an all-conference player down the road.

Ben White: Colin Schooler was one of the most under-recruited players out west and this pickup is nothing short of a steal for Arizona. The kid has a major chance to play immediately and many believe that he has the talent to play at any school in the region. 

Schooler’s tape shows his physicality and ability to always play around the ball. He can cover sideline to sideline and even drop back into coverage. It’s baffling how little attention he received throughout the recruiting process. 

Jason Scheer: Arizona needs a big and physical wide receiver, which is exactly what Brian Casteel is. Not only could Casteel play offense, but he would likely make a heck of a college safety as well.

With Arizona losing one of its bigger receivers in Trey Griffey, Casteel is good enough to play right away. He heard from a variety of schools, but for some reason those schools never pulled the trigger. Their loss is Arizona’s gain. 

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