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Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones caught four balls for 143 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 26-23 triumph versus UTSA.

Jones, a native of Austin, Texas, transferred from the University of Texas last summer after allegedly breaking the jaw of a man dating his ex-girlfriend. He wound up in Arizona and his Wildcat career is off to a nice start. Austin Hill draws a lot of attention on the other side of the field -- Hill was held to two catches for nine yards in this game -- so Jones should have room to roam in 2014. He took advantage of it on the first play of scrimmage on Thursday, racing 85 yards from a touchdown off a pass from Anu Solomon.
Sep 5 - 9:34 PM

Arizona freshmen RB Nick Wilson rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in Thursday's win over UTSA.

His two-yard touchdown scamper gave the Wildcats a 20-16 advantage just before halftime, an advantage Arizona never relinquished. It will be interesting to see how Rich Rodriguez distributes carries once starting running back Terris Jones-Grigsby gets healthy. Wilson, who has now rushed for 278 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries (7.5 average) in two wins, will be difficult to remove from the field. A timeshare appears to be in order.
Sep 5 - 9:19 PM

Arizona redshirt freshman Anu Solomon completed 17-of-32 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 26-23 escape against Texas San Antonio.

He didn't throw an interception. A bulk of his production came in the game's first 18 seconds, as Solomon hit Caleb Jones for an 85-yard touchdown strike on the first play from scrimmage. This performance was a slight disappointment after Solomon went off for 425 yards, four TDs and zero INTs last week against UNLV, but he once again avoided mistakes and Arizona's ground game led them to a victory over a dangerous and underrated UTSA squad.
Sep 5 - 9:06 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill was held to two catches for nine yards in the school's 26-23 win over UTSA.

We did not watch the game, but draft writer Justin Higdon notes UTSA locked Hill down and the receiver helped by dropping two passes. This lackluster effort comes on the heels of Hill's great season opener, when he produced 110 yards and a touchdown on three catches.
Sep 5 - 1:21 PM

Tucson.com reports that Arizona may be without starting redshirt senior RB Terris Jones-Grigsby against UT-San Antonio Thursday night.

The 5-foot-7, 195 pound Jones-Grigsby, rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown last week versus UNLV, but was listed as questionable on the Wildcats' injury report this morning, with an ankle injury. Although Jones-Grigsby was limited earlier this week in practice, he is said to be fine and Arizona's coaching staff was being cautious. If Jones-Grigsby can't give it a go, Arizona will look to true freshman Nick Wilson, who had seven carries for 104 yards and a touchdown in his first career game against UNLV last week.
Source: Tuscon.com
Sep 3 - 5:21 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught three passes for 110 yards and a touchdown in the school's 58-13 win over UNLV.

A majority of Hill's production came on a 92 yard touchdown catch an run, when the redshirt senior took a 12 yard post, broke one tackle, then separated from the defense. Hill suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013, but many evaluators are expecting a big season from the 6'3/210 lbs receiver.
Aug 30 - 9:44 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that there is a "lot to like" about Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill as a prospect despite his durability issues.

McShay grades him as the No. 5 WR prospect. "He has a natural feel for the position and is a smooth and strong athlete for his size, all of which enables him to separate from coverage (both press-man and zone)," McShay wrote. "His ball skills are excellent, with his wide catching radius, very good body control and his ability to pluck the ball away from the frame. He doesn't have the speed of a home run hitter, but he is quick enough and has good open-field vision to make defenders miss. He has the size and leaping ability to win one-on-one battles and he's still fast enough to threaten defenses vertically." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this summer that NFL scouts have stamped Hill as a Day 2 pick, and added that an "exceptional campaign" will push him into the top 45 picks of the 2015 draft. Hill hauled in 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn All-Pac-12 Second Team honors in 2012.
Aug 25 - 8:00 PM

Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez named redshirt freshman Anu Solomon the team's starting QB for the season opener against UNLV.

"Rodriguez said other QBs could play. But Solomon will take the first snap," beat writer Daniel Birk tweeted. Solomon redshirted his lone season with the Wildcats. but was ranked as a four-star recruit by multiple scouting services.
Aug 25 - 4:42 PM

Senior S Tra’Mayne Bondurant was spotted at practice on Monday after being dismissed from the program just days before.

Bondurant was not practicing with the team but was allowed to run the stairs of the stadium while players went through drills. Rich Rodriguez told reporters the safety chose to leave the team instead of completing certain punishments for discipline. It appears Bondurant has changed his mind. It will take time to complete the punishments, but Bondurant is obviously working his way out of the doghouse. He has started 30 games during his career.
Aug 5 - 1:07 PM

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez announced that the program has parted ways with senior S Tra'Mayne Bondurant.

"Tra’Mayne Bondurant had some discipline things that he had to do, and he chose to leave the program, so he’s no longer a Wildcat as of today," Rodriguez said. "You can do the discipline and be part of the team, or, I never lock the doors from the inside out. The doors are never locked." This is a big loss. Bondurant is only 5-foot-10, 198 pounds, but he's played far bigger than that over the past two seasons as Arizona's "Spur" defender, a hybrid roving S/OLB in a 3-3-5 scheme. He led the Wildcats with four interceptions in 2013. Bondurant almost turned pro over the winter, but decided to come back, a decision he probably now regrets.
Aug 3 - 7:04 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes an "exceptional campaign" will push Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill into the top 45 picks of the 2015 draft.

Hill missed all of last season with a torn ACL. "Scouts eagerly anticipate the return of receiver Austin Hill," Pauline wrote. "They’ve stamped him as a second day draft pick based off his 2012 film, which I think is reasonable despite the fourth round grade I gave him. The health of his knee plus the speed and route running skills he displays this season will be the determining factor." Hill hauled in 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn All-Pac-12 Second Team honors in 2012.
Jul 22 - 4:43 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline stamped Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill with a preseason fourth-round grade.

Hill missed all of last season with a torn ACL. If he can return to his pre-2013 production, it's probable that he'll transcend this projection (81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns; All-Pac-12 Second Team honors in 2012). In fact, Pauline himself reported last month that Hill has been "stamped as a second day pick by scouts."
Jul 13 - 9:58 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill "has a natural feel you can't coach."

"Watching 2012 tape of Arizona WR Austin Hill tonight. Quickly reminded of his talent. Has a natural feel you can't coach," Weidl tweeted. Weidl mentioned in another tweet, that Hill has "very good spatial awareness with routes" is able to adjust with ease, "competes" for the ball and has "strong hands". Hill recently returned to regular duty a couple of months ago, after suffering a torn ACL in the spring of 2013. Before Hill was injured, he led the Wildcat receivers on the team in 2012 with 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns. If the Arizona prospect can fully rebound from injury, he has a chance to be a day two or day three pick in the draft.
Jul 3 - 8:24 AM

NFL.com predicts Arizona redshirt senior Jesse Scroggins will win the QB job.

Scroggins signed with USC as the No. 6 QB in the 2010 class according to Scout.com, but he left after two seasons in Los Angeles. He's competing with Connor Brewer, Jerrard Randall, and Anu Solomon for the honor to start the opener. The Texas transfer Brewer "doesn't appear to be the ideal fit for the offense as he's not as mobile as the other candidates," wrote staff writer Bryan Fischer. "He will take care of the ball, but has one of the weakest arms of all the contenders." Randall is the best runner of the bunch, but Scroggins is the favorite. "[Scroggins] has a big arm and moves around well enough for somebody his size (6-foot-3, 208 pounds)," Fischer wrote. "With a plethora of wide receivers on the Wildcats' roster, it wouldn't be surprising if the staff opts for the best passer of the bunch."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 22 - 8:19 PM

Arizona redshirt freshmen RB Pierre Cormier has retired from the sport due to an unspecified injury.

"Football has always meant the world to me," Cormier wrote on his Facebook page. "Due to a medical condition I’ve been told I can never play again.. This last week and a half has been the hardest ever for me." The three-star 2013 recruit was rated as the No. 26 running back in the country coming out of high school. He redshirted during his only season on campus.
Jun 15 - 3:27 PM


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