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Arizona football notes: Wildcats take aim at QB committed to Miami

The Arizona Wildcats are targeting dual-threat quarterback Alin Edouard from Hialeah, Fla., who has been committed to Miami.

Edouard took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that the Arizona coaches had offered a scholarship, and he confirmed in a premium story on WildcatAuthority.com reciprocal interest in the Wildcats, citing, among other things, the similarity in offense to what his high school team runs.

Eduoard (6-1, 180) is rated the 10th-best dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247Sports.

He is a self-described “soft commit” to Miami at this time, also looking at, among others, Louisville and Cincinnati in addition to Arizona. Other scholarship offers include Penn State, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.

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Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez and some assistants visited with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday during the team’s offseason training in Glendale.

Rodriguez was at least taking some mental notes, telling ArizonaSports.com — the website for 620-AM in Phoenix — he was interested in seeing the organization and structure of practice.

“Nowadays, particularly in days like [Wednesday] when you don’t have pads on, what can you do to have a productive practice when you don’t have the full pads on?” Rodriguez said.

Former UA receiver Dan Buckner is working out with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent.

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Wide receiver Jordan Morgan, who has committed to Arizona, was a standout last weekend at the NFTC (Nike Football Training Camp) in Eugene, Ore.

Morgan, a three-star recruit from Beaverton, Ore., was chosen the top performer of the camp by Justin Hopkins from 247Sports.

Wrote Hopkins:

“The Arizona commit was flat out unstoppable. Bad wind, poor throws and opposing DB’s couldn’t slow down the 6-foot-3, 185-pounder from making catch after catch. Morgan flashed great speed along with a knack for getting open due to his clean route-running. Morgan committed on his only Pac-12 offer, Arizona, and the Cats scored a gem of a receiver in Morgan.”

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Arizona has released the fourth and final part of its video tour of the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility, hosted by Rodriguez and athletic director Greg Byrne. This go-around covers the fifth floor — the Sands Level, which will have some of the best seats in the stadium.

Here it is:

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Speaking of Arizona Stadium, the turf has been installed and here is the best look at it so far, an under-the-lights shot that nicely shows off the “Bear Down” ghost lettering across the field (photo via Twitter, @ArizonaAthletics)

Arizona turf under the lights

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