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The New York Giants are scheduled to hold a private workout for Arizona S Paul Magloire.

Magloire also met with the Bucs following his pro day workout. Draftwire's Luke Easterling refers to the 5-foot-11, 225-pouhnder as "one of the most underrated linebacker prospects in the 2017 draft" and believes that should he slide out of Day 2, he would represent a steal. During the 2016 campaign, Magloire notched 81 tackles (5.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and a pass defended across 10 games played.
Source: Draftwire
Mar 25 - 12:26 PM

Arizona redshirt junior QB Brandon Dawkins has been working with the first-team offense this spring.

"Khalil [Tate]'s gotta beat him out," said HC Rich Rodriguez. Tate -- who saw playing time last season due to a rash of injuries -- is currently getting his spring reps in with the second team. With Anu Solomon heading to Baylor, the 2017 season should belong to Dawkins barring injury or extreme inefficiency. This past season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder threw for 1,348 yards (53.8% completions) with an 8/6 TD/INT ratio in 10 games played. He also rushed for 944 yards and 10 scores in that space. Rib and concussion concerns limited him during the past campaign, but we liked the flashes we saw in spots and think he could be in for a more complete statistical season in 2017.
Mar 24 - 5:18 PM

Arizona WR Nate Phillips has decided to retire from football and will not participate in Friday's pro day.

Hat tip to the Arizona Daily Star's Michael Lev for the report. With Phillips hanging up his cleats for good, the 5-foot-7, 180-pounder can look back at a collegiate career in which he caught 152 passes for 1,931 yards and 15 touchdowns. His best season with the Wildcats was actually his freshman one, as he logged a 51-696-7 receiving line in 13 games during the 2013 campaign.
Mar 23 - 7:16 PM

Arizona redshirt freshman RB J.J. Taylor (ankle) says he's "about 80 percent."

"I’m not a full speed yet," Taylor said. "But I’ll get there soon." He could have fooled onlookers at Arizona's "Spring Showcase." Taylor starred throughout. "The sky’s the limit," QB Brandon Dawkins said. "If that’s 80 percent, it’s really impressive." The Wildcats suffered a big loss when Taylor broke his left ankle in late September against Washington, but the silver lining is that he picked up an extra year of eligibility via a medical waiver. The 5-foot-6, 180-pounder has big potential in Arizona's wide-open system, as he showed last year as a true frosh in rushing for 265 yards across seven quarters against Hawaii and Washington. "It’s crazy," guard Jacob Alsadek said. "Sometimes you’ll block somebody, you’ll look over and he’s 20 yards downfield already." HC Rich Rodriguez calls Taylor a "special talent." Taylor has added 20 pounds of muscle to his lithe frame since arriving on campus.
Mar 7 - 3:59 PM

USC junior DL Noah Jefferson transferred to Arizona.

Jefferson is slated to sit out next season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, but Arizona is expected to file a waiver seeking his immediate eligibility. The former four-star recruit was a non-factor for USC last season due to a confluence of injuries and academic issues.
Mar 7 - 3:41 PM

Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez said freshman QB K'Hari Lane was "completely overlooked" in recruiting.

Lane's recruitment made national news when he left Signing Day without any FBS scholarship offers despite what had been a dominant high school career in Montezuma, Georgia. Listed at 6-feet and 220 pounds, Lane was rated a three-star recruit by Scout. The Wildcats had room to offer him late after Braxton Burmeister flipped to Oregon and Anu Soloman transferred to Baylor. Lane will work behind Brandon Dawkins and Khalil Tate this spring.
Mar 7 - 2:05 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that Arizona WR Trey Griffey has "an outside chance of sliding into the seventh round if [he] run[s] well during pro-day."

Alas, Griffey did not receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine (no Arizona player did). Still, Pauline sees the silver lining for the 6-foot-3, 209-pound wideout. He was impressed by Griffey's work during the East-West Shrine Game practice week, writing back in January that the former Wildcat "improved each day at Shrine practice and overall was one of the most impressive receivers on hand." This past season, Griffey caught 23 passes for 382 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Feb 28 - 8:01 PM

Arizona freshman DE My-King Johnson will become the first active openly gay scholarship player in the FBS.

Johnson told his story on Saturday to the Arizona Daily Star. The 6-foot-4-inch, 225-pound 17-year-old came out to friends and family when he was 12. Now, he becomes the FBS' first active scholarship player to have come out publicly. "I do feel like when I say that, it can put a target on my back," Johnson said. "But whatever." A few years ago, Missouri’s Michael Sam came out after he entered the NFL Draft. Arizona State walk-on Chip Sarafin came out in 2014.
Feb 27 - 1:32 PM

Arizona hired UTEP WR coach Theron Aych to serve in the same capacity.

Aych spent the past year coaching up UTEP's wideouts after having previously spent a sextet of seasons with Division II Angelo State. Now onward to Arizona, where he takes the gig previously vacated by Tony Dews (who is off to West Virginia).
Feb 26 - 1:13 PM

Arizona hired Central Michigan AD Dave Heeke to serve in the same capacity.

Heeke fills the void left behind when Greg Byrne flew the coop to become Alabama's athletic director earlier this offseason. He had been with Central Michigan since 2006. Prior to that stint with the Chippewas, he spent 18 years in various capacities at Oregon. In a statement, Heeke said, "This program is about excellence and we will continue to focus on achieving at the very highest level athletically and academically, while creating the finest experience in the country for our student-athletes."
Feb 26 - 12:26 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris called Arizona S Paul Magloire one of his favorite Day 3 prospect for the 2017 NFL Draft.

This past season, Magloire registered a career-best 81 tackles (5.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and a pass defended in 10 games played. He subsequently went on to take part in the East-West Shrine Game. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline notes that the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder performed well throughout the practice week prior to that game, writing that he "displayed himself as a complete, three down defender who did well defending the run and was exceptional in pass defense." Size concerns may scare some teams away.
Feb 7 - 5:10 PM

Arizona signed three-star RB Gary Brightwell.

He flipped from Temple. The Wildcats sure needed the depth after what happened last year. Orlando Bradford was dismissed, Nick Wilson battled injuries again, and J.J. Taylor broke his ankle. Brightwell figures to redshirt with Wilson, Taylor and four-star recruit Nathan Tilford above him on the depth chart.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 1 - 1:40 PM

Arizona received a verbal commitment from three-star 2017 DE My-King Johnson.

"I'm done with the process. I'm not going to commit anywhere else. I'm set in stone on this one and set on this commitment," Johnson said. He ranks as Scout.com's No. 1 defensive end prospect in the state of Arizona and chose the Wildcats over UCLA and Oregon. He had actually been committed to the Bruins earlier this month, before he eventually opted for Arizona. ESPN 300 notes calls the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder "a long, lean defender with raw athletic ability and skills."
Source: Scout.com
Jan 16 - 8:18 PM

Arizona WR Trey Griffey accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-3, 209-pounder has 4.5 wheels and a famous, baseball-playing father, but he never quite panned out for the Wildcats. Griffey logged a 23-382-2 line this year. He never scored more than two touchdowns in a season, nor did he top 405 yards receiving.
Jan 11 - 1:04 PM

USC sophomore DL Noah Jefferson plans to transfer.

Jefferson was not a fixture of the team's defensive line this season despite high expectations. He injured his shoulder in the season opener and never saw the field again, and even returned home to rehab the injury. Jefferson cited personal reasons for his departure.
Source: Scout.com
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 11:05:00 AM


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