Cats add Stinson for real

He's been reported to have been committed to Arizona for a few weeks, but until Sunday Marquell Stinson had not settled on a school. Stinson visited this past weekend and decided to officially become a Wildcat

At the end of the season the linebacking corps seemed to be in good shape despite the loss of Lance Briggs and Ray Wells. That was before Spencer Larsen chose to go on his Mormon mission. That left the Cats with a solid, but young unit. Marquell Stinson will add junior college experience to the group.

Rumors of Stinson's commitment appeared on various Internet sites, including several reliable junior college sites. Although Stinson has long been interested in the Wildcats, he did not commit until this past Sunday.

Stinson was an outside linebacker at Fresno City College. The 6-3, 235-pounder was named to the Central Valley All-Conference team this past season.

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."

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