2007 Recruiting Class - Defense

This impressive group of recruits is comprised of athletes who are strong, fast and aggressive. While some will contribute immediately, others will have the opportunity to grow into Arizona's systems while emboldening their respective defensive units.

The following players will be lining up on the defensive side of the ball.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA WILDCATS

 

 

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PLAYER

POSITION

STARS

BIOGRAPHY

 

 Trevin Wade

  

Trevon Wade

CB

 

Wade is physically similar to former Wildcat Syndric Steptoe out of high school.  He has an immense amount of varying tools and can play on either side of the ball.  He will start at corner but will be given the chance to go both ways.

 

  

 LeVar Brown

 

 LeVar Brown

DE

Brown is a physically gifted defensive end.  He has a nose for the football and has a knack for getting to the quarterback.  He is more technically sound than most ends out of high school so he could see the field right away.

 

  

  

 

Ron Jackson

DE

Jackson is somewhat of a late bloomer.  He compares favorably to current Wildcat end Jason Parker.  He has a good motor and runs to the ball well.  He has speed off the edge and is still raw technically but is very coachable.

 

 

 Kaniela Tuipulotu

   

Kaniela Tuipulotu

DT

Tuipulotu is possibly the gem of the defensive side of the recruiting class.  He is an active and quick nose guard.  He has very good power and technique and his pad level off the ball is impressive.  Has a decent nasty streak.

 

  

 

 

Hans Philipp

DT

Philipp is a shorter than average but very quick defensive tackle.  He has great power and a motor that doesn't quit.  He is an above average pass rusher from the tackle spot and like his brother is very coachable and is a program kid.

 

  

 Apaiata Tuihalamaka

 

 Apaiata Tuihalamaka 

LB

Apai is something of a ‘freak' athlete.  He can literally play DE, LB or even safety on defense.  He will play the SAM backer spot for UA and physically he fits the mold.  He has toughness and natural football instincts.

 

  

 Vuna Tuihalamaka

  

Vuna Tuihalamaka

LB

Vuna was a bit of a late bloomer physically but he has all the tools to be another great linebacker for UA.  Pursues really well and he can flat out bring the wood.  He loves to play the game and is a smart football player.

 

 

 

 Marquis Hundley 

CB

Hundley is your prototypical cover corner but loves to play zone.  He has great recovery skills and is extremely strong for the cornerback position.  Above average back peddling skills and is a very heady football player.

 

 


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