Arizona Recruiting Update: 1-31

Ben Maraz talks Weber commitment, JC corners Terrell Thompson (GCC) and Jumanne Robertson (PC) headed to the WAC, Mt. Ridge's Josh Skadeland and Hamilton teammates Nic Cosenza and Mike Liebrock commit, Hamilton DT Shaq Jenkins to walk on at Pac 12 program, Hamilton's Malcolm Holland sets late visit and Perry's Cedric Simmons makes commitment

We reported yesterday that Sunnyslope QB Ben Maraz committed to Weber State. He talks with us a little on why he picked the Wildcats.

"First, Coach Stack and I have become very close. I've really appreciated his honestly through the whole process. Second, the trip went extremely well. I thought Coach Beck, the QB coach who played at BYU, and Coach McBride the head coach, were tremendous. There was not a single coach that I did not like and wasn't impressed by. I'm very excited about the program and where it's going; although Weber hhas won the Big Sky two of the last three years, the goal is much higher then that. I got to meet a bunch of the players and not only were they great guys but I could tell how dedicated they were to becoming as good as they could be. I also loved the campus and Ogden, they have great facilities and a great community. I'm also excited that I am coming in as the #3 QB and that I have a real opportunity to have early playing time."

*We have learned that Mt. Ridge LB/TE Josh Skadeland has committed to Southern Illinois over an offer from Air Force.

*Glendale Community College CB Terrell Thompson will sign with Utah State on Wed. The 6-2 215 pounder signed with Washington State out of high school but failed to qualify. He played safety and corner for the Gauchos and was named 1st team All-WSFL and ACCAC.

* Hamilton DT Shaq Jenkins has decided to walk-on at Arizona State. He had offers from Montana, NAU, North Dakota and North Dakota State.

* Hamilton center Nic Cosenza says, "I will be signing with the University of San Diego on Wednesday."

* Hamilton OLB Mike Liebrock has committed to Adams State.

* Hamilton S/WR/returner Malcolm Holland will not sign on Wed. He has a trip scheduled to Boise State for Feb. 18th-20th. The Broncos have not offered yet.

* Phoenix College corner Jumanne Robertson has committed to Utah State.

* Perry RB Cedric Simmons has committed to San Jose State. He will sign but his offer is as a gray-shirt.

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