Defensive Recruit outlook

Arizona signed numerous defensive recruits on Wednesday and here are the chances of them playing freshman year.

Arizona signed numerous defensive recruits on Wednesday and here are the chances of them playing freshman year.

Trevor Erno: Erno is a four-star linebacker that came to Arizona to play right away. He is athletic and a major hitter, thus the UA coaches feel great about him. Honestly, we see little reason to keep him off the field if he is as good as advertised. Chances: 85 %

Jake Fischer: Fischer will compete for a spot, but may need a year to develop. he is going to be a major contributor down the road, but the linebacking core is deep this year and there is little room for two freshmen linebacker. Chances: 25 %

Cordarius Golston: Golston is expected to help on special teams, or so he has been told. He is in a very similar position to Fischer's, but he has a little bit more speed and can thus be used on special teams if he pans out. Chances: 40 %

Adam Hall: Hall's chances of playing are at safety and we think he has a pretty good shot. He may not be a starter, but he is on defense because that is the best opportunity to play. With an open competition and pure athletic ability, we like his chances. Chances: 50 %

Jonathan Hollins: Hollins is one of the bigger catches here. He is a JC guy that the coaching staff believes can play at any school in the country. As deep as the UA is at DT, Hollins is a beast. Chances: 90 %

Ryan Milus: Milus needs to gain weight and thus will probably redshirt. We supposed there is a chance he gains that weight before camp, but is is still going to be difficult to contribute right away. Chances: 20 %

CJ Parrish: Parrish is going to have a chance to start and if he does not, we expect him to be on special teams. He is very fast and a hard hitter and should make an impact sooner than later. Chances: 70 %

Jackson Powell: Powell needs to put on some more weight and a redshirt year will help him do that. If there is an injury, he could probably step in. However, redshirting is the main goal. Chances: 20 %

Sione Tuihalamaka: Arizona is so deep at DT that all signs point to a redshirt year. He will definitely be a contributor down the road, but not his first year. Chances: 10%

Justin Washington: He is like Powell in that he needs to put on some weight. Once he does, he has a chance to be very special, but that will likely come in a couple years. Chances: 10 %

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