Recruiting Roundup

Freeman, Peugh, Link, Blanar and Arledge commit. Counts, Fischer, Timpf and Bonifasi get offers. And talks with dozens more about their official visits.

This weekend was easily Arizona's busiest recruiting weekend thus far this year. Nearly 30 prospects from the Grand Canyon State took official visits. Here is a massive update on a lot of them.

*Mesa (Az.) Red Mountain TE Billy Freeman made his verbal pledge to San Jose State this weekend on his visit.

He tells, "This was my third time there and the last two times made me realize that I wanted to go there. I went to the Navy game and really liked the atmosphere and everything about it. Over the weekend, I got to know the coaches better and I could tell they are good guys who really know football. They offered me last summer so it really meant a lot to me that I was their number one guy because they have been there from the start."

Freeman (6-2 235) also had offers from Montana and Northern Colorado. He caught 30 passes for 341 yards and 4 TDs.

*Laveen (Az.) Fairfax DE Anthony Arledge made his commitment to NAU over offers from several FBS programs.

Arledge says, "I was already highly considering them and I just wanted to see the place before deciding on anything. Once I got there, all of the coaches and players were down to Earth and I liked the place so much I decided to commit."

Arledge (6-3 225) also had offers from Air Force, Army, UTEP, New Mexico, Montana and South Dakota State. He made 35 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 2011.

*Glendale (Az.) Community College defensive end Marshall Peugh tripped to Western Illinois this weekend but decided he wanted to commit to South Dakota State, where he tripped last week.

*Peugh says, "I decided that SDSU was the best fit for me because of the coaches and the players. I called Coach Brown and Coach Stig about 20 minutes ago and told them that I was officially committing. I stated how excited I was to come play with people who make school and football their focus."

Peugh (6-3 230) made 55 tackles and 7 sacks this year for GCC.

*South Dakota State was busy this weekend with visitors from Arizona. Desert Ridge RB Joey Counts, Sabino LB Jeremy Timpf and Ironwood Ridge RB/S Mitch Fischer all visited and all walked away with offers.

It is the first offer for Counts. Timpf has been offered by Army and North Dakota State and Fischer has been offered by New Mexico State.

*Scottsdale Community College OL Patrick Blanar took an official visit to Missouri State this weekend and gave his verbal commitment. He says, "They offered me this morning. I really enjoyed my time there."

Charleston Southern has also offered the 6-2 290 pound Cactus grad.

*Glendale Community College DE Jason Link visited Southeast Missouri State this weekend but has committed to Northern Colorado this evening.

ink says, "I feel very happy with my decision. This weekend gave me a chance to think about everything and clear my head. It was great to see SEMO and get a whole other perspective at a different university. Utimatley, I just feel that UNC is the best fit for me. It will be nice to be closer to family."

*Glendale (Az.) Community College DT Cy Maughmer committed to Eastern Michigan sight unseen when he was offered. He tripped this weekend and is happy he committed. He says, "I am definitely excited I committed. I think it is going to be a lot of fun and the school is freakin' sick! It is right next to the lake. I already have an apartment waiting for me."

*Phoenix (Az.) Pinnacle DE/OLB Addison Palomino took his visit to Idaho and liked it. He says he did not commit. He will trip to UNLV and pick between the two schools more than likely. 

*Glendale (Az.) Deer Valley speedster RB Trae Armstrong also visited Idaho. Did not commit but says, "The visit was great, I liked it  a lot." He has multiple track offers and Arizona State has said he can do both sports. Armstrong has been talking to Montana and North Dakota State about tripping there to play football.

*Scottsdale (Az.) Community College corner Adam Dixon tripped to Montana but was not offered. But an offer could come soon. "They gave me everything I needed to get into school, the assistants are all onboard with offering, the head coach just needs to approve it."

If Montana offers, they will be the leader for Dixon. He also has offers from Gardner-Webb, Grambling, Savannah State and Arkansas Pine-Bluff.

*San Diego State commit Alex Barrett from Mesa (Az.) Desert Ridge took his official visit to SDSU and is still excited he committed. "The visit was great," he says. "I had a good time with all of the players and getting to know more about the Aztecs."

*Peoria (Az.) Centennial safety Troy Hawthorne officially visited UNLV. He says, "It was fun and really nice." NAU has also offered, expect a decision soon.

*Anthem (Az.) Boulder Creek QB Trevor Bonifasi received his first offer from D2 program Fort Lewis.

*Cal commit Zach Hoffpauir from Peoris Centennial says this about his official visit to Berkley, "It was tight! I loved everything about it. I am very happy I'm committed."

*Scottsdale (Az.) Community College TE Charles Brooks was happy after his visit to Florida International. "It was great," he says. "It is a good place and they have some smart coaches. I was impressed and had a lot of fun."

*Brooks' teammate, QB Cody Sokol, also visited FIU. "They really made me feel wanted. Their players are good people too. I had a lot of fun."

Sokol was supposed to trip to Maryland next week but his offer was pulled. "Coach Crowton really liked me and wanted me to come in and play for him but I guess both upperclassmen QBs are coming back so he doesn't want to bring in a JUCO guy now. Instead I am taking an officia to Arizona. Coach Rodriguez called me up and wants to get me in."

Iowa has also jumped in the picture. Sokol says he will visit Arizona during the week next week and trave to Iowa during the weekend.

*Scottsdale (Az.) Chaparral QB Connor Brewer, a long time Texas commit says this after UT official visit, "It was awesome!!"

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