Wide receiver recruiting changes just a bit

Arizona already has three wide receiver commitments, but they seem as if they'd like to add another. They have three prospects set to make visits over the next three weeks. Wait, they HAD three receivers on tap to visit the Old Pueblo. Academic woes have led one talented prospect to be off the board for the Wildcats.

City College of San Francisco wide out Aaron Straiten dealt his recruitment a serious blow when he struggled this past semester in the classroom. According to sources close to the situation the 6-3 speedster has a lot of work to do to get the necessary work done to earn his associates degree.

From what we have been told, Straiten will need to take a number of summer school classes, in addition to doing the work this semester, to even get close to being academically eligible. Although he could conceivably become eligible by the end of the summer, it appears as if the Wildcats will turn their attention elsewhere.

The top receiver prospect appears to be Jamere Holland of Taft HS in Los Angeles. The 6-1 Holland played in the Army All-American game but has yet to make a single visit. Holland is considering the Cats, Oregon, Mississippi State and USC.

He will visit Tucson on January 17th and has hinted that a commitment may not come until signing day.

Holland is a speed receiver, in fact one write-up on Scout.com called him "possibly the fastest football player in the nation". Some teams consider him a better defensive back prospect, despite the fact that he's the 10th rated receiver in the nation.

It is actually a Taft teammate of Holland's that may be the next best option. Chris Wellington is a bit of a sleeper, especially having to play next to Holland. The 6-2 Wellington is considering Arizona, Washington, UCLA and Nevada and will visit Tucson on the 20th.

He is currently listing the Cats as his leader, but has set no timetable for a commitment.

Another option could be C.J. Gable. Gable may be one of the best athletes in the nation and he can play running back, defensive back and even receiver. Right now USC has a commanding lead, but he has admitted that the Wildcats are his clear-cut No. 2.

The Cats already have three wide receiver commits, so they are in good shape, but adding one more would really bolster the ranks. They will not add just anyone, so the list is short, but there are still some quality prospect left.

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