Camp features a handful of prospects

The Mike Stoops/Arizona Passing League and Big Man camp featured a handful of players who have a shot at being D-I players, most of whom the Wildcats are recruiting. Here is a re-cap of the day's action.

Hamilton downed Iron Ridge in the final, winning their fifth straight Arizona Passing League.

Hamilton features two of the state's top players, Gerell Robinson and Covaughn Deboskie.

Robinson was a man among boys. The versatile athlete was played both quarterback and wide receiver. He's a very good passer, but he had an amazing day catching the ball. He was almost unstoppable on the long ball and his size and quickness made him a man among boys.

He claims he is still committed to the Wildcats, but at the same time he said that he will take all five visits. Essentially think of it as boxing. Arizona is the champ, and other schools will have to knock the Wildcats off to get his pledge. He did admit that the eight wins ultimatum was overblown.

Deboskie is a talented runner, especially in the open field. Hamilton took advantage of the defense keying in on Robinson to get Deboskie open on the wheel route. Word is the Wildcats still have some work to do on Deboskie.

Buena's Jamal Womble may be close to an offer. The running back has been working with a trainer, former Wildcat Glenn Howell, and has dropped his 40 time to sub 4.5. Howell said with some more work he may be in the 4.3 range.

He is definitely back in the Cats' plans. He has proven he can catch out of the backfield and needs to show he has escapability as a runner. He may not get the firm offer this weekend, but he knows he is in the Cats' sights. Right now he will visit Nebraska and South Carolina for sure.

Buena teammate Jake Murasau had a very nice day offensively, but expect him to play defense in college. He's been a strong safety, but he could bulk up and play linebacker. He likely has to show more to get Arizona seriously involved.

If Robinson was the No. 1 player at the camp, than Tyron Smith was 1b. The offensive lineman was far and away the best player at the big man camp. He's a lean, athletic player who at about 265 can add 25-30 pounds to his frame.

Smith is sticking around to make an unofficial visit and was seen with D'Aundre Reed a former teammate at Rancho Verde HS.

Dion Jordan missed the early part of the Tournament to take the SAT. What little I did get to see of him was impressive. He is a tweener between TE and WR, but the Cats are selling him as a Y in the new spread offense. He's a tad on the thin side right now for TE, but can really move and has great height.

Two intriguing players are both local products. Lucas Reed, brother of Brooks is a player to keep an eye on. He too is a WR/TE tweener. He's in the 6-6 neighborhood and showed very good hands. His speed may be an issue and he needs to add weight to be a TE. He should get more playing time this season and could be a guy who earns some good scholarship offers after the season begins. He is hearing from Colorado, Colorado State and UNLV in addition to the Cats.

Another brother of a former Wildcat is turning heads. Garrett Edgerson, brother of Mean Gene has a long ways to go, but has the physical make-up to be a solid OL. He did not play football a year ago, but a strong season at Tucson High and he could be a guy who fills out a class for someone.

A number of incoming freshmen were on hand, including Bryson Beirne, Hans Phillipp and Devin Veal. Veal spent a lot of time watching his old Buena teammates.

Robert Golden, the recently committed corner back, arrived a day early for the elite camp. He said he has been busy trying to recruit guys.


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