Cats keep adding to the mix

At some point Arizona football recruiting needs to slow down. The team has 19 public commitments, with six coming since Sunday. Wait, make that seven. While many are basking in the afterglow of the Louis Holmes/A.J. Simmons verbals, the Wildcat coaching staff was out getting yet another player to join the fold.

Rancho Verde defensive end D'Aundre Reed verbally committed to the Arizona coaching staff on Friday night. The 6-4, 220-pound Reed liked what he saw and heard from the Wildcat coaching staff.

"There were a lot of reasons," Reed said of the commitment. "I like the program and the coaches. I had a really good time on my trip. It is just a really good place for me."

Some may wonder why the Wildcat staff has been able to lure so many high quality recruits to Tucson despite back to back three-win seasons. The players are not looking at the past but how they feel the future is shaping up.

"I think it is an up and coming program," Reed said.

Despite being a bit undersized, Reed is a speed rusher who can also overpower players at the high school level. After a year in the program he hopes to add some more muscle, while also keeping his strength.

"I will redshirt most likely," Reed said. "I am cool with that."

His visit to Tucson was good. He got to spend time with position coach Joe Robinson, a handful of current players and even a few of the recent recruits to pledge to the program.

"It's a good group of guys," he said of his future teammates.

Reeds family was also pleased with his decision, which obviously makes choosing a school much easier.

"They liked it a lot," Reed explained. "They helped me make the decision. They like the fact that I'm staying in the Pac-10 and it is closer to home. They can come see more games.

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