Cats dip back into JC ranks

The Wildcats continue to look to the JC ranks and it appears as if they have struck gold again. The Wildcats have added a big JUCO defensive tackle and a quarterback that many will recognize. The Wildcats now appear to have four junior college commitments and 11 overall.

David Sharp of Horizon (Kansas) Junior College has signed with Arizona according to informed sources. Sharp is a 6-3, 290 defensive tackle who originally hails from Troy, MO.

Sharp was a 2nd team All-Jayhawk conference selection and was also voted as Horizon's top defensive lineman. He should contend for immediate playing time in a thin position for the Wildcats. The team has just four scholarship players returning at defensive tackle.

Sharp is eligible for spring practice.

Former Wildcat quarterback John Rattay appears to be headed back to the fold. Rattay transferred to Pasadena City College after backing up Jason Johnson in 2001. Rattay injured his knee early in the season and did not get the scholarship offers that he was looking for.

Rattay left the University on good terms, but hoped to go to a situation that would better give him a chance to play right away. According to those who know him, Rattay loved being a student at Arizona but felt he had a chance at a better on-field opportunity by going the JC route.

Rattay originally enrolled at Tennessee and transferred to Arizona after participating in spring practice for the Vols. It looks like he will walk-on at Arizona. It does not appear that Rattay will be healthy enough to be much of a factor this season.

In his first stint with the Wildcats Rattay was 27-of-58 for 385 yards and a pair of scores. He was listed in the preseason top-101 by JCFootball.com.


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