A little bit of this, a little bit of that on a Monday night…We’ll talk a little Arizona Wildcat football, a little Arizona Wildcat basketball and even a few of the women’s sports.
Barring a player blowing up next fall it looks as if the Wildcats will recruit just two local players. Salpointe offensive lineman Jacob Arzouman has long had an Arizona offer and has all the athleticism and footwork the Cats like in an offensive lineman.
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A somewhat new development is the fact that the Cats will make a big push for CDO running back Ka’Deem Carey. Carey has some grade issues, but a source close to the situation has said that they are not nearly as dire as once believed and he has an excellent chance at getting qualified. If the Cats do make a push for his services, expect the Wildcats to be the odds on favorite along with Oregon, although the Ducks have yet to show a lot of interest after signing two top notch runners in the 2010 class.
Arzouman attended Arizona’s junior day on Sunday, as did a number of the better prospects in the state including OL Christian Westerman (Hamilton), Todd and Andrus Peat (Corona Del Sol).
Former Wildcat basketball player Fendi Onobun is preparing for the NFL Draft. He played football last season at Houston and although he was used sparingly he is attracting attention as a tight end. Onobun has added over 10 pounds of muscle since leaving Arizona and is sitting at around 257 pounds. He will get a chance to impress scouts at Houston’s upcoming pro day.
Arizona’s loss to ASU officially ends any outside chance at an at-large bid. Now the only way the Cats can get into the NCAA Tournament is to win the Pac-10 Tournament and winning three games in three days looks to be a long shot at best. Sadly, it looks like the N.I.T. or worse.
Arizona coach Sean Miller was clearly disappointed after the game, but said nothing inflammatory in his post game press conference. Normally at the end of each press conference Arizona Sports Information Director Richard Paige asks “are there any questions for Coach Miller?” but on Sunday night Miller just got up and left after a brief lull 15 minutes into the presser. Also interesting was the fact that just one Wildcat player, Derrick Williams, spoke to the media. Normally 2-3 players speak after the game. Williams was asked why he was the only player present and he said he was not sure.
Six games into her Wildcat career and Kenzie Fowler is 5-0 with ab 0.92 ERA. She has struck out 52 batters in 30.1 innings.
Wildcat softball coach Mike Candrea summed up his freshman pitcher succinctly, “Kenzie Fowler is good.”
Marana sophomore forward Jamee Swan is being recruited by nearly every Pac-10 school including the Wildcats. She scored 18 second half points in a first round playoff match-up against Sahuaro, but it was not enough as Sahuro won on a runner with just 10 seconds left. Swan would be a big get for Niya Butts and her program.