Year in and year out we see college recruiters going hard after the best of the best but since the defensive tackle position is not a ‘groomed' position, good tackles are hard to find. Most of the time players are switched to the position. Arizona has had success in rebuilding its defensive tackle unit and entering the 2007 season the Wildcats have their deepest corps at the spot in many years.
August 22, 2007
The Wildcats were tested against an unconventional BYU offense. This week they get an LSU team that runs a more straightforward scheme, but has better talent than the Cougars. Wildcat DT Yaniv Barnett discussed the two opponents to the local media.
September 7, 2006
Defensive tackle has been a tough spot for the Wildcats. A lack of depth and quality players have left the team vulnerable up front and that has hampered the defense all around. That may be a thing of the past. The team appears to have some depth and talent to shore up the position.
May 12, 2006
The Wildcat defense may have given up 42 points to mighty USC, but they played well enough for the Wildcat offense to hang around. One of those players was DT Yaniv Barnett. Barnett spoke to the Tucson media and discussed the Trojans and the upcoming game against Stanford.
October 11, 2005
Young DT Yaniv Barnett moved into the starting line-up before the Utah game and never gave it up. He has held off JC transfer Byron Smith and has done a good job in the middle. Now two starting DE's are out with injury and Barnett must provide a leadership role on the defensive line.
September 15, 2005