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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

Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Trey Griffey "has the size and athleticism worthy of keeping an eye on," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Ken Griffey Jr.'s son might not be able to hit a baseball 450 feet, but he's quite skilled on the gridiron. The 6-foot-2, 191-pounder runs a 4.53 forty. Rich Rodriguez hasn't yet found consistent use for Griffey in his vaunted spread offense, but the kin of Ken scored two TDs in Arizona's bowl game victory over Boston College, and he looks poised to break out in 2014 across from Austin Hill, a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award in 2012.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 14 - 10:42 PM

Arizona redshirt senior OT Mickey Baucus could be the first Wildcats' OL drafted since Eben Britton in 2009, writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Baucus has the size and athleticism to end the drought as a 6-foot-7, 305-pound former basketball player. "Baucus boasts an intriguing build with great height and long arms," Brugler wrote. "He possesses enough initial quickness to handle most of the conference's speed rushers due to a smooth kick-slide and his length allows him to catch defenders that his feet can't keep up with. Where Baucus struggles is with leverage and balance. Baucus' top-heavy high-cut frame makes him susceptible to counter moves and too often he's forced to lunge at defenders, as a result." NFLDraftScout.com ranks him as the No. 24 OT in the 2015 class. "Baucus may want to explore playing right tackle or even moving inside to guard at a senior all-star game, as this is where he projects best against NFL speed," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 14 - 9:55 PM

Arizona S Tra'Mayne Bondurant's position versatility appeals to the NFL, believes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

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. "This versatility makes Bondurant intriguing but also a projection to the NFL as it minimizes some of the 'tweener traits that scouts may find troubling when determining whether his future at the next level lies," wrote Brugler. In addition to his Spur roles, Bondurant is capable of playing slot corner. "Bondurant complements his athleticism with good awareness," wrote the analyst. "He's aggressive and isn't afraid to break on the ball in the hopes of creating a big play, picking off seven passes over the past three seasons and returning three of them for touchdowns, including two for scores last year. He doesn't possess an intimidating build but closes quickly and can deliver a pop, forcing three fumbles over the past two seasons."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 14 - 9:42 PM

If Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill recovers fully from a torn ACL suffered last spring, he "could push for a spot among the top 100" in the 2015 draft, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Hill caught 81 passes for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns in earning All-Pac-12 Second Team honors in 2012; he missed last season. "Hill possesses broad shoulders and a well-built frame, overall," Brugler wrote. "He shows above-average initial burst off the snap to quickly get into his route but tops out quickly. He is a savvy route-runner who shows good lateral burst and balance to generate separation with his cuts. The majority of his production, however, came out of the slot where Hill was able to physically dominate smaller cornerbacks and rarely saw press coverage." After shredding his knee last spring, the WR re-dedicated himself to the weight room. Brugler writes that he wasn't "a nifty athlete prior to the ACL tear," but believes he'll be in the top 100 mix if he just gets back to that physical level. Tony Pauline reported earlier this week that scouts are calling Hill a second-rounder.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 14 - 8:36 PM

Former LSU senior DE Jordan Allen has transferred to Arizona.

Allen, who already graduated, is on campus in Tucson and preparing himself for summer workouts. He'll be added to the roster next month along with the other freshmen and transfers. The Arizona Daily Star speculates that Allen will compete for playing time immediately along the defensive front.
Jun 12 - 9:48 PM


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