Cats close to completing classby Brad Allis on Dec. 27, 2009, under Sports
The Cats have added a 21st commitment to the 2010 recruiting class and are rapidly closing in on completing the group of players who will sign in February.
Corona, Calif. WR Austin Hill verbally committed to the Wildcats.The 6-3, 190 pounder from Eleanor Roosevelt HS is ESPN’s No. 80 receiver prospect and rated as a 77.
As a senior Hill caught 45 passes for 1,160 yards and nine scores. He also rushed for a pair of touchdowns.
He becomes the 21st player in the class and the fourth receiver to commit. His commitment means that the Cats are probably done with the recruiting position.
The Wildcats are expected to sign a full 25-man class and have all but wrapped up filling needs. The Cats have just a few holes to fill and will most likely round out the class by taking the best available players, regardless of position.
The Wildcats appear to be done at quarterback, running back, receiver and safety. Although they have three defensive tackles and two defensive ends in the class, those are high demand spots and the Cats would likely take a quality player at either spot.
There are two scenarios where the Cats would add a quarterback and running back. If Matt Scott were to decide to transfer before signing day, it is conceivable the Cats could add a second passer to go along with Matt Brown if other needs are met.
With five of six running backs slated to return, the Cats are in no dire need to add a runner, but if an elite runner made it known that he wanted to commit, the Cats could have the luxury of adding that player.
The biggest need position right now appears to be corner back. Arizona has four defensive backs committed, but three are high schoolers that are more athletes with potential than pure cover corners. Of the three high school players, only Jordoun Grandon appears to be a cornerback. The Cats appear to be still in play for both Tyler Stephenson and Demetrius Wright and Qumain Black is scheduled to visit in January.
Arizona would also like to add a fifth offensive lineman and a prep linebacker would add depth to a class that already has two junior college linebackers signed and enrolled in school.