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Arizona quarterback recruit Brandon Dawkins off to a hot start

The Arizona Wildcats’ passing game is sputtering, but that’s not the case for their lone quarterback recruit in the 2014 class.

Brandon Dawkins completed 21 of 29 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night, leading Oaks Christian High (Westlake Village, Calif.) to a 57-28 victory over Upland. He also ran eight times for 50 yards.

That follows a season-opening win in which Dawkins passed for 415 yards and six touchdowns.

Dawkins is rated as the 13th-best dual-threat quarterback in the nation by 247Sports.com.

The head coach at Oaks Christian is Jeff Woodruff, a former Cholla High head coach and Arizona assistant under Dick Tomey (1998-99). Woodruff also is a former University of Washington offensive coordinator and Eastern Michigan head coach.

Dawkins committed to Arizona in late July, picking the Cats over Utah, Notre Dame and North Carolina State.

Another UA recruit off to a great start is receiver/defensive back Cameron Denson of Salpointe Catholic, which is 3-0 after winning at Crespi High in Encino (Calif.) on Saturday. Denson, who had an interception return for a TD vs. Crespi and scored on a run, has caught 18 passes for 402 yards this season. He has two INT returns for touchdowns.

UA’s four-star running back commit, Nick Wilson, has missed the past two games for Fresno’s Central East High because of a shoulder injury.

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