Football Recruiting Round-Up

It was a huge recruiting weekend for Arizona. At least 10 players and possibly more were on campus and already the dividends are starting to pay off. The Cats have already landed a few verbal commitments and now have to sweat out a few players taking trips.

The Cats have nine confirmed visits and at least four more could have tripped to Tucson.

The confirmed players in town:

Kwame Agyeman, S, Lake Park HS, Roselle, IL
Aaron Darks, LB, Lufkin (HS), TX B.J. Dennard, DB/WR, Brophy Prep, Phoenix, AZ
Jamaiel Dickerson, WR, LaMarque (HS), TX
Keith Dickerson, WR, LaMarque (HS), TX
Gerold Rodriguez, WR, Venice HS, Los Angeles, CA
Justin Shaw, WR, Palmdale (HS), CA
Kevin Stanley, CB, Victor Valley CC
Sheldon Watts, OL, Hightower HS, Sugar Land, TX

Players who may or may not have visited:

Mark Asper, OL, Bonneville HS, Idaho Falls, ID
C.J. Bacher, QB, Jesuit HS, Carmichael, CA
Erick Lobos, DT, Venice HS, Los Angeles, CA
Byron Smith, DT, Kilgore (JC), TX

The Cats also had Eddie Rollman visit mid-week and that seemed to have paid off. According to Rollman's mother and high school coach, the big lineman committed to the Wildcats, but may still trip to Notre Dame next weekend.

"Eddie (Rollman) committed to Arizona last Friday on his official visit," Bob Shipley said. "He's excited about the new staff there and decided that that's place he liked the most, so he committed."

According to sources near the recruitment, the Cats appear to have gotten at least two more commitments. Watts has apparently committed, but will still take a few trips. Arizona jumped past ASU, but the Cats may have to sweat out visits to Iowa State and Hawaii.

Darks has also committed to Arizona by all accounts.

Another player will make a decision midweek. Phoenix's Dennard is not talking to the media, but his father said that he will have a decision on Tuesday or Wednesday. He has been favoring the Wildcats for a few weeks, but he is still trying to decide between Arizona and Arizona State.

A number of other players reportedly had great visits and may be favoring the Wildcats. According to a couple of players who visited, the Dickerson cousins both came away very impressed. While it does not appear that they have verballed, it certainly sounds as if the Wildcats are the leaders for the two wide receivers from La Marque, TX.

Illinois defensive back Kwame Agyeman had a great visit and now the Cats are on equal ground with another Pac-10 school.

"Wow, what a visit," said Agyeman. "Last week I felt that nobody would be able to top my Oregon visit but Arizona is right up there with them now."

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