Football commitment tracker

We are in the thick of the recruiting season and after a slow start the Wildcats are starting to pick up steam. Cat Tracks will keep track of the future Wildcats with this commitment tracker which will be updated as new players join the fold. UPDATED: January 20th

Mike Beach
ATH, 6-0, 170
John C. Fremont HS, Los Angeles, CA

High school quarterback who will most likely be a defensive back in college. Beach has legit 4.4 speed and has the size the Arizona coaches are looking for in a defensive back.

Dane Krogstad
LB/DE, 6-2, 220
El Molino HS, Forestville, CA

Dane Krogstad Great athlete who has played tight end, wide receiver, running back, linebacker and safety in high school. Although many consider him a top TE prospect, it appears as if he will get his start at linebacker for the Wildcats. Would like to play early but could very well redshirt in an effort to ad size and speed.

Marcus Hollingsworth
ATH, 5-11, 195
San Diego Senior HS, San Diego, CA

High school option quarterback who has also played corner back and free safety. Will most likely be a defensive back in college. Another great athlete type who has excellent speed and good size.

Ryan Kilpatrick
DE, 6-4, 225
All Saints' Episcopal School, Fort Worth, TX

2002 Ryan KilpatrickSmall school defensive end who is a sleeper prospect. Considered one of the best players in the Dallas area, Kilpatrick originally committed to TCU. A great athlete, Kilpatrick also played offense and punted. Will likely redshirt next season in an effort to bulk up.




Lionel Dotson
DE, 6-4, 240
Dobie HS, Houston, TX

Lionel Dotson Intriguing defensive end prospect who many feel is underrated. One of the top players in the Houston area, Dotson is relentless in trying to get to the ball carrier. He came on strong at the end of his junior year and attracted some major interest before having it come down between Arizona and Arizona State.



Tommy Briggs
TE, 6-4, 255
Merced HS/Fresno City College, Merced, CA

Briggs has great size with good hands. Had a solid season for one of the nation's top Junior College programs. Briggs caught 19 balls for 277 yards (14.5 avg) and four touchdowns this past season and has three years to play two for the Wildcats.

Jason Parker
DL, 6-4, 225 Mission Bay HS, San Diego, CA

Team MVP and earned All-League and All-Area honors. He had 60 tackles and nine quarterback sacks on defense and also caught 38 balls for us at tight end. Cousin of current Wildcat Marcus Smith. Will need to bulk up to be a factor on the line.

Ryan Patterson
DB, 6-1, 200
Desert Vista HS/Pima CC, Phoenix, AZ

Patterson is a big, speedy safety who has attracted the interest of some big schools. Patterson is from the same high school as Bobby Wade and John Rattay. He's the first player from Pima CC to play at Arizona.

Cliff Stanford
DT, 6-4, 275
Thomas Jefferson, Los Angeles, CA

Stanford finally pulled the trigger after favoring the Wildcats for some time. Played both offense and defense, but will be a defensive tackle at Arizona. One of LA's better linemen, he had 11 sacks as a senior. Has a great shot at playing right away, especially if he can add some weight before he gets to Arizona.

Marquell Stinson
LB, 6-3, 235
Fresno City College/Tulare Western HS, Tulare, CA

Big, fast linebacker who should come in right away and add depth to the linebacking corps. Was named to the Central Valley All-Conference team this past season. He had two interceptions for 37 yards for the Rams in 2002. Has to finish the semester at Fresno City College before transferring to Arizona in the fall.

Cedric Cofer
DT, 6-4, 300
DeSoto HS, Desoto, TX

Quick, massive and smart, Cofer would have been one of the top rated defensive tackles in the DFW-Metroplex in 2002.Hd he not missed his senior year with a leg injury. Attracted a lot of big time interest before the injury. Committed to Arizona.

Richard Kovalcheck
QB, 6-3, 215
St. Augustine, San Diego, CA

One of the best qaurterbacks in the country. Rebounded from a knee injury that sidelined him his junior year. Good size and mobility to go along with a cannon arm. Chose Arizona over Tennessee.

Marcus Thomas
RB/WR, 6-0, 210
Tolleson Union HS, Tolleson, AZ

Best rusher in the history of the state, but wants to play wide receiver in college. Great speed and size makes him the kind of player that can come in and compete right away. High school team mate of Mike Bell. Also considered Colorado State, UCLA and Washington State.

Paul Graniello
OL, 6-6, 280
Coronado HS, El Paso, TX

Graniello is a sleeper who has good size, and the potential to put on more bulk. He is a redshirt candidate, and is almost surely going to sit out to get stronger. Was All-District. Chose Arizona over New Mexico State and UTEP.

Kris Heavner
QB, 6-3, 215
Lyndon B. Johnson HS, Johnson City, Texas

Strong-armed quarterback who is slowly gaining national recognition. Played for a small school against less than stellar competition. Heavner is mobile and can avoid the rush. Stats: 151-288 for 2,104 yards and 17 TD's, with 11 INT's. Had 104 carries for 813 yards (7.8 per carry) with 9 TD's. Chose Arizona over New Mexico and Oklahoma State.



Ishmael Garcia
OL, 6-5, 335
Garey HS, Pomona, California

Garcia is a huge lineman who played for a bad team this past season. Garcia is a big, strong blocker who fits in with the Wildcats' new philosophy on bigger linemen. He isn't highly touted by recruiting services, but has a lot of intangibles that people like. Was also considering Cal.

Syndric Steptoe
ATH, 5-10, 170
Bryan HS, Bryan, Texas

Steptoe is a versatile athlete who could play either wide receiver or corner back for the Wildcats. He played a variety of positions as a senior, including quarterback. Quick and athletic, he originally gave Arizona a "soft verbal", but has since canceled visits to Texas A&M and Arkansas.

Zeonte Sherman
CB, 6-0, 195
Page HS, Pinellas, Florida, Arizona Western CC

Sherman is considered an upper-tier JC cornerback and could fight for immediate playing time. He is originally from Florida and transferred to Arizona Western after a stint at Garden City CC. Barring a problem with the admissions office, Sherman should enroll in January and compete in spring practice.



Chris Henry
RB, 6-0, 215
Edison HS, Stockton, Calif

Henry is a good athlete who will play running back at Arizona but was also being viewed as a linebacker by many. Henry originally commited to Cal in September but had a change of heart and chose Arizona over Oregon State. Henry is extremely fast for his size and can probably play either fullback or halfback in the Arizona system.


Anthony Johnson
WR/ATH, 6-2, 185
Horizon HS, San Diego, CA

Johnson is a very athletic player who had to play a number of positions on high school. He will play receiver for the Wildcats and gives the Wildcats the type of tall, fast pass catchers they have been looking for.

Wilrey Fontenot
CB, 5-11, 170
Humble HS, Humble, TX

Speedy corner from the same high school as former Wildcat running back Leo Mills. An excellent kick returner, Fontenot will come in and compete right away for kickoff and punt return duties. A shut-down corner who loves playing against the pass.

Ray Gurley
TE, 6-5, 253
Little Elm HS/Independence JC, Little Elm, TX

Big, strong tight end who originally committed to Southern Mississippi. Changed his mind after he learned that his credits transferred to Arizona. Did not qualify for spring and will have to enroll in the fall.



David Sharp
DT, 6-3, 290
Troy HS/Horizon JC, Troy, MO

Second team All-Jayhawk Conference performer will come to Arizona in the spring and should compete for immediate playing time on the defensive line.

John Rattay
QB, 6-3, 210
Desert Vista HS/Pasadena CC, Phoenix, AZ

Rattay returns to Arizona after a year at Pasadena City College. Rattay backed up Jason Johnson in 2001, before heading to the JC ranks. He injured his knee in the season's seventh game and will walk-on at Arizona. Expects to be 100% by fall and hopes to compete for the open QB job.



Brenton Bolden
RB, 6-0, 195
Clear Creek HS, League City, TX

Speedy tail back who rushed for 1,147 yards and 18 touchdowns. A great athlete, Bolden also plays basketball and runs track. Runs a 4.4 and is considered one of the better RB's in Texas.

Tom Robinson
OL, 6-4, 290
La Mirada HS/Cerritos CC, La Mirada, CA

JC lineman who can enroll in January and compete in spring practice. Played center last season, but has played all three line positions. Originally enrolled at Fordham and redshirted before transferring to Cerritos. As a senior in high school, he was named the Suburban League Offensive Lineman of the Year and selected 1st Team All-CIF.

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