Cats add more JC players

Arizona's linebacker corps seemed to be one of the team's deepest units heading into 2003, but the loss of Spencer Larsen to his Mormon Mission was a big hit to the group. The Wildcats still have a number of good backers, but will certainly miss Larsen, Lance Briggs and Ray Wells. A junior college linebacker may not completely fill the void, but should help add to the unit.

According to, OLB Marquell Stinson will become a Wildcat. The 6-3, 235-pounder was named to the Central Valley All-Conference team and was a key performer at Fresno City College.

Stinson is from Tulare, California where he attended West Tulare High School.

He had two interceptions for 37 yards for the Rams in 2002.

Fresno City College has turned out a number of Division I prospects, something the coaching staff takes pride in.

"Our program philosophy is to transfer all our players to 4-year colleges or universities," said Fresno City College head coach Tony Caviglia on the school's web site. "Everything we do in our football program is to prepare our players for that next level. The skills we teach in football on offense, defense, and in the kicking game, make the transition to the 4-year college smoother for our players."

The Cats also added Cerritos offensive lineman Tom Robinson. The 6-4, 290-pounder has played guard, center and tackle in college. He chose Arizona over Kansas State and is from the same high school as UA defensive tackle Vince Feula.

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