Recruiting: Defensive Hot List

Earlier in the week we had an offensive hot list and now comes the defensive hot list, which has numerous prospects that could be close to becoming Wildcats.


Ryan Milus: The cornerback from Chandler Hamilton is definitely favoring Arizona. The word is that he likes Boise State as well, but we believe that the Wildcats are in the driver's seat. Milus is considered to be the best corner in the state and would be a huge get for the UA.

Taimi Tutogi: Another player that is openly favoring Arizona, Tutogi could also decide soon. Hawaii is making a major push but the UA was the first team on him and it looks as if it could pay off sooner than later.

Jackson Powell: Powell recently visited Arizona and has admitted that the Wildcats will be hard to beat. Oregon and Cal will likely make a push and a decision depends on whether or not Powell wants to play his recruitment out. From what we hear, there is a good chance he does not.


Michael Wadsworth: This hard hitting safety from Nevada is getting plenty of attention from Arizona. We assume that as the season goes on, his recruiting attention will increase. Although he likes the Wildcats, he seems intent on playing things out.

Marcus Benjamin: Not much has been heard from Benjamin lately but this is shaping up to be an in-state battle. He is torn between Arizona and ASU and considering he has not made a decision yet, we see him taking his time.

Desmond Gardiner: It is nearly impossible to know what he is thinking but the fact that Arizona received a visit from him at least makes Arizona seem like a factor in his recruitment.

Conrad Scheidt:This Hawaii linebacker will be visiting for the ASU game and openly favors Arizona. However, UCLA would be a factor should it choose to recruit him, which means that he is too open in his recruitment to say that the UA is in great shape.

Kevin Greene: He could probably go in the great column, as Arizona is in his top five. Greene is going to rocket up the recruiting rankings because of his potential and Arizona wants him as badly as any team.

Latu Heimuli: BYU and Utah will be major players, but he definitely likes Arizona. The Wildcats will have to make an impact, however, if it wants him to leave the state.


Brandon Sermons: At one point he favored Arizona, but now he seems to be open. He is not naming any favorites but many believe it will be hard for him to turn down UCLA, especially with the family connection.

Joseph Bonugli: He likes Arizona but many feel he will stay in state. Considering the schools he wants offers from and will be visiting, leaving Texas may be a longshot.

Bryson Littlejohn: Cal will be difficult to beast but there is a good chance he visits Arizona and, if he does, all bets are off as far as him being a Cal lock.

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