Football Recruiting TidBits, 6-20

With the recent rush of commitments for the Arizona Football program the Cats look to have around 12 scholarships left to give. Here are some tidbits on three of the recruits that hold offers from Arizona that are left on the Cats recruiting board and have legitimate interest in the Cats.

Dallas (TX) Wilson High School cornerback Greg McCoy is becoming a highly thought of prospect form the Lone star State. So far McCoy has received five offers that he knows of.

"Me and my family recently moved so I have not gotten any of the recruiting mail that I am used to getting," McCoy said. "I know I have offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, SMU, Arizona and I think Alabama.

McCoy has definite interest in the Cats although he admitted that he does not know a whole lot about the school or the program.

"I know Mike Stoops is the coach and he is a great coach," he said. "I know that I definitely want to visit that is for sure. They have a lot of Texas guys on their team and I am thinking more and more that I want to get away from home and leave Texas. It is time for me to grow up and going away from home would be a good thing for me for college."

El Paso (TX) Chapin High School defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton recently picked up an offer form the Cats and also found himself on an early morning unofficial visit to Tucson.

"I went out to Arizona for a week after school got out and I stopped by and visited U of A," he said. "I liked it a lot. I didn't get to see everything because we got there at like seven in the morning and things were still locked up but I got to see quite a bit. I saw the facilities and the weight room, man that thing is awesome, the indoor track is tight. I rode around in a golf cart and saw the stadium and they showed me the academic support rooms. I didn't get to meet with any of the academic people but I can do that later."

Hamilton, who lived in Arizona until he was ten years old, went on to say that he still has family in Arizona and that it is definitely a place he would want to go back to.

"I have a lot of family there," commented Hamilton. "My mother is buried there and my family {is there} so I have a lot of reasons to go back to Arizona. It is funny though, I have one cousin that went to ASU and one cousin that went to U of A and they are fighting over where I should go to school (big laugh)."

Hamilton did name a list of six schools that he has the most interest in and both Arizona schools are included.

"My top schools are Missouri, U of A, ASU, (Texas) A&M, Colorado and UTEP," said Hamilton. "I would have to say that Missouri would be my leader right now because they have been on m the longest and have been really consistent."

LaMarque, Texas High School is renowned for sending very good football players to the next level and the next stud to come out of the small Texas school is safety prospect James Thomas. Thomas has an impressive offer load that is now in double digits.

"I have like 11 offers now I think," he said. "I am very wide open to most of the schools but if I had to pick a few of the schools that I have the most interest in right now they would be Arizona, Missouri, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan and Florida. All of those schools have offered."

Thomas is being recruited for Arizona by Offensive Line Coach Eric Wolford, who is the Cats lead Houston area recruiter. According to Thomas the two have a good thing going.

"Coach Wolford is cool, he is a nice guy" he said. "He text messages me almost everyday and he is a real good guy. He tells me about Arizona and how much I would like it there. He told me about how the Stoops brothers love to coach safeties and that they are the best in the business at doing it. I don't know a whole lot about the school yet but I know they have a good business school and that is one thing I am thinking of majoring in. Coach Wolford said he was going to send me a lot more information on the school and the academics. Right now I definitely want to visit Arizona so I can see it."

WilcatInsider.com will have another Tidbits column tomorrow with updates on a few more of Arizona's top targets.


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