If recruiting gurus were the end all, be all for high school talent evaluation, then Wildcat coaches would not be so excited about Garrett Fields. The big defensive end out of Texas did not wow recruiting services, but that did not stop the Cats from going after him hard.
August 27, 2005
Last year the Wildcats were thin at defensive end. They lacked bodies and then had to move a few players inside to bolster an even thinner position. This year the unit not only has more athletes, but the athletes appear bigger and stronger. Defensive ends coach Joe Robinson granted Cat Tracks an exclusive interview to discuss his players.
July 3, 2005
The Arizona coaches are out on the road trying to put the finishing touches on what is a great recruiting class. Head Coach Mike Stoops and his defensive coordinator and brother Mark Stoops were in the home of Dallas (Texas) Skyline defensive end Garrett Fields tonight. According to Fields the in home visit with the Stoops brother went well. In fact, it went really well.
December 14, 2004
When the Arizona Wildcats beat the Washington Huskies on Saturday afternoon, one aspect of the game that had been absent all of a sudden showed up. The Cats actually put a lot of pressure on the opposing quarterbacks. The Cat defense didn't even need to blitz a ton to get the pressure. Marcus Smith, Andre Torrey and the surprising Lionel Dotson hassled both Washington signal callers all day long in the 23-13 Arizona win.
November 7, 2004