RECRUITING: Arizona a growing focus for Cougs

AS THE END of the May Evaluation period draws closer, some intriguing numbers have surfaced. For starters, compare the number of known Cougar offers made to Arizona and state of Washington prospects..

They're very similar.

Eight Arizona prospects show offers from Washington State. Ten from the Evergreen State have known offers. (Wazzu's Arizona offers increase to 10 when you include a pair of junior college prospects.)

As mentioned earlier this month on CF.C, Arizona is an attractive recruiting ground for WSU because 90 percent of the top prospects tend to leave the state .

Tying into that, and as also written about previously on CF.C, WSU's start this season could be more integral to this recruiting class than most.

The Arizona ten with known WSU offers:

S Reggie Daniels (6-2, 185): Rated the No. 11 safety prospect in the nation, he's versatile and solid against both the pass and run game.

DE Kisima Jagne (6-5, 230): Named first team in his conference as a junior after he racked up 56 tackles and 6 sacks.

WR Javon Williams (6-4, 175): His recruiting stock is continuing to climb because you can't coach 6-4 and he has untapped potential.

DE Avery Moss (6-4, 240): Another Arizonan who has the chance to be special. He hasn't played much but when he has, he's shown star potential.

OG Denzell Dotson (6-2, 280): Named first team all-region as a junior, he's an interior line prospect who uses his hands and strength very well in close quarters.

DT Jaxon Hood (6-0, 280): Ever since Mike Patterson became an unblockable star at USC at 6-0, 288 pounds, schools have been looking for that rare dumptruck-type of d-tackle who can use his natural leverage to All-America heights. Some think Hood, while still a ways from joining that conversation, has that kind of capability with the right work ethic and college environment.

DT Mike Pennel (6-5, 340): A massive lineman with a big push off the line, he posted 10 tackles-for-loss among his 34 takedowns as a junior college freshman.

WR Kendyl Taylor (6-0, 175): Very quietly, he's landed four Pac-12 offers after racking up nearly 1,500 all-purpose yards -- 48 receptions for 713 yards and 5 TDs plus 784 rushing yards with 9 TDs.

LB Richard Winston (6-4, 220): A tall LB/DE type who is comfortable putting his hand down or playing in the box. He had 20 tackles with 2.5 sacks in 2010.

DT Chris Brown (6-3, 300): He went the junior college route out of Skyline High in Mesa and put up good numbers his frosh season – 30 tackles with six for loss and three sacks.

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