Arizona had holes to fill when it began recruiting its 2009 class. Mission accomplished, as the Wildcats filled in where they had to, and did what was necessary to continue the upward trend of the U of A program.
The coaches did such a good job recruiting by need that it's tough to figure out where exactly they did best.
They needed four linebackers and got some good ones: SoCal stud Trevor Erno, Tucson talent Jake Fischer, JUCO punisher C.J. Parish and Texas standout Cordarius Golston.
Defensive line? No problem. How about stealing Jonathan Hollins from Tennessee, beating most of the Pac-10 on Sione Tuihalamaka, getting a great prospect in Jackson Powell and a couple of sleepers who Arizona love in Taimi Tutogi and Justin Washington.
Quarterback? We love Richard Morrison. He's just like Masoli at Oregon except better.
Arizona needed two offensive tackle additions and went JUCO with Jack Julsing and Shane Zink. Chris Putton and Jake Baratz will provide relief at guard.
Defensive back was filled nicely, as Mike Stoops landed a trio of in-star stars: Safety Adam Hall, cornerback Ryan Milus and CB/S Marcus Benjamin. All three are very good prospects. Athlete Derrick Rainey could also start at DB.
UA reloaded at running back, bringing in Daniel Jenkins and Kylan Butler, both of which mirror Keola Antolin.
Arizona absolutely loves tight end/h-back Terrence Miller and compares Jack Baucus to Rob Gronkowski.
Wide receiver as also important, with the Wildcats picking up Michigan decommit Dewayne Peace and JUCO transfer Travis Cobb.
So on paper, this class is just what Arizona wanted. In reality? Time will tell.
Good class by Cats
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