Several visitors on hand for the spring game

Arizona had a host of future talent on hand for their spring game. In addition to six signed 2006 recruits, the Cats also had a number of recruits in town. We'll take a look at what went down.

When he got here last summer for the Arizona Elite Camp, Ricky Elmore sported a crew cut. This past weekend he looked like a rock star. The talented defensive end sported spiked, black hair and the wardrobe of a band on the WARP tour.

More importantly, he looked to have added about 10 pounds of muscle. Elmore had been known for his quickness and he has added some muscle to the package.

His brother, Cory Elmore, has also added some weight to his frame. He still has some lifting to do, a redshirt year seems likely, but he could be around 260 or more by the time he arrives on campus this summer.

Colin Baxter was looking a lot smaller than when we saw him last summer, but he has a good excuse. He has lost weight while wrestling. Expect him to be 20 pounds heavier when he gets to Tucson this summer.

We've seen Glyndon Bolasky and Brooks Reed throughout the spring, so there was no surprises in how they looked. It must be noted that both kids appear in great shape. Both have obviously kept up with their conditioning and you know the minute school is out in May that they will be making the cross town drive to work out on campus.

At first glance A.J. Simmons bears a slight resemblance to UA linebacker Ronnie Palmer. Like Palmer, Simmons is a strong looking young man. The tight end already has a great build and will not need a ton of added weight to be able to play. With the Wildcats a little inconsistent at the position, Simmons could contend for early playing time.

Another tight end, Conan Amituani, also has great size. Maybe too much size. You can bet his uncle Mike Tuiasasopo will be pleading with him to play defensive tackle. He's just a solidly built young man who has a load of athleticism for a kid his size.

There were a number of talented 2007 recruits on hand as well.

Defensive end Duke Lemmens and Marshall Jones were on hand and the visit went very well. Both are listing Arizona prominently. Others on hand include QB Chris McCaffrey (St. Ignatius College Prep), WR Devin Veal (Buena HS), Michael Williams (St. Bonaventure HS), Louis Holmes and a few more.

Of those players Williams is the highest profile recruit, having offers from Arizona, Michigan, Arizona State, Notre Dame and others.

Over the course of spring football the Cats hosted a number of talented players including Aaron Corp, one of their top QB prospects.


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