We do our best to cover all
offers, trips and commitments on the message board but we are going to write a
few front page stories at the end of the week to update all of the fans of the
latest recruiting news. This week seemed like a good week to start as the
commitments are rolling in.
Probably the biggest news was
Chaparral DT Ekom Udofia deciding to
wait on his announcement. He was supposed to announce his decision at the US
Army All America game in San Antonio this week but had a change of
heart. His three finalists were supposedly USC, Miami and Stanford but U of A was being
mentioned on a lot of message boards. Is he thinking of staying in state? We
won't know until February 2nd, national signing day, when he said he
will make his choice.
Moon Valley WR Chris McGaha made his commitment to
stay home and play for Dirk Koetter and ASU. McGaha had many offers but narrowed
his choices down to ASU, Boise
St and San Diego St. Was anyone really surprised? As
Chris wore an ASU beanie under his helmet for most of the season. ASU has formed
a solid recruiting class of in state commitments. Joining McGaha next season in
maroon will be Highland OL Richard
Tuitu'u, Thunderbird DE Dexter Davis and Peoria RB Keegan Herring.
Two players from Paradise Valley announced their decisions; OL Shawn Byrnes is headed to Albuquerque to play for
Coach Rocky long and the New Mexico Lobos of the Mountain West Conference. WR Andrew Leahy chose to stay at home and
play at NAU. NAU has also attracted a solid group of in state players as
Pinnacle RB Cyrus Igono committed to
NAU this week and having already received commitments from Moon Valley QB Brian Wriston and Highland TE Shaun Fitzpatrick.
UNLV is hitting the recruiting
trail hard in AZ. Hamilton QB Travis
Desert Vista RB Chris Brogdon
verbally committed this week. Amphitheater OL Ray Lobato committed to UNLV a few
weeks ago. UNLV did miss one kid as Red Mountain LB Greg Bird picked Mountain West foe
Utah over the
We were also able to confirm that
two more Hamilton players have committed. LB Jimmy Rogers has committed to
St and OL Chris Hegge has committed to Nevada.
This brings the commitment total
for AZ high school players to 31 with more to follow. Congratulations
Remember, these are just verbal commitments. A school or kid can
back out anytime before the papers are faxed in on Feb. 2nd.