Another big recruiting weekend

The Wildcat football team is back at it. After the Holiday dead period, the program is back hosting players. A number of talented players are coming to town this weekend.

One player the Cats do not need to sell is QB Tyler Lyon. Lyon, who committed to the Cats a few months back, has already been to Tucson unofficially and is just taking his official visit to reaffirm his commitment and maybe do a little recruiting.

C.J. Gable is a heavy USC lean, but is still going to check out the campus this weekend. Although he has said as recently as this week that he was "probably" going to pledge to the Trojans, he hasn't completely ruled out the Wildcats.

"My number two pick would be Arizona and I'm going to visit," Gable told They tell me they have something to offer me. They just want me to see their program. They are really strong about it."

Gable is a phenomenal athlete who is being recruited as both a running back and defensive back, but could probably also play wide receiver.

Another player familiar with Tucson is DT/TE Conan Amituanai. Amituanai is the nephew of UA assistant coach Mike Tuiasasopo and has come out for the UA elite camp.

He has taken three other official visits and all three schools are currently co-favorites. The Wildcats get the last crack at the talented prospect. He has indicated he would like to make a decision shortly after the trip to Tucson.

Amituanai is a 6-4, 280 pounder who has nice athleticism for a player his size. has him rated as a four-star recruit, the No. 59 rated DT in the class. Amituanai has indicated he'd rather play TE in college, but he seems best suited to the defensive line.

Braylon Broughton is a DE recruit who has sort of flown under the radar, but has some pretty nice offers. He lists Iowa as his leader and has also visited Kansas, TCU and has a trip set up to Arkansas.

Broughton is a raw, yet wildly athletic player with a lot of long term potential.

"He is a raw talent, but he has all the size, speed, and raw athleticism you would want to deal with on the defensive line," said his high school coach Clayton George told "He is so good at pursuing the backside, and so many times I have seen him chase ball carriers from behind for a three yard loss. Sometimes the plays he makes seem kind of freakish, but he is still perfecting his technique all the time."

Another sleeper visitor is Mana Mikaeele. The DT from Damien HS in Honolulu, HI still has some growing to do, but at 260 pounds he runs a 4.8 in the 40. He's already visited San Diego State and New Mexico State, and will go to Utah next week after visiting Tucson this weekend.

Although he isn't getting a huge amount of attention, there are some who are very intrigued with what he brings.

It will actually be a long recruiting weekend for the staff. On Monday big time wide receiver prospect Jamere Holland will arrive. The 10th rated receiver in the nation is one of the fastest players on the West Coast. He's looking at Oregon, USC and Mississippi State in addition to the Wildcats.

He's probably the Wildcats' top receiver prospect at this point, but he seems intent on wanting to wait until signing day which could change the face of his recruitment if teams cannot wait that long for an answer.

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