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Arizona sophomore ILB Scooby Wright "might not be the biggest or fastest guy, but he has a high football IQ and knows how to get to the ball," observes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"Wright is a better athlete than he gets credit for and he maximizes his ability. I think he'll have a chance to play at the next level," Brooks wrote. The true sophomore was named Freshman All-America by 247sports.com and second-team Freshman All-America by Athlon Sports in 2013. He also garnered All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors while collecting 83 tackles, ranking No. 2 amongst Pac-12 freshmen. Fun factoid to stump your friends at the bar: Scooby's given name is Phillip.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 28 - 6:52 PM

Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones caught seven balls for 78 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 59-37 win over Washington State.

Jones's three-yard scoring reception from Anu Solomon gave the Wildcats a 31-0 lead early in the second quarter. Wazzu put forth a far-fetched comeback attempt, but Jones silenced it with a 44-yard kickoff return touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Jones "has only average speed and initial burst, but does an excellent job using his size and length to shield the play from defenders and out-muscle everyone around him."
Oct 27 - 5:19 PM

Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones caught seven balls for 67 yards Saturday's 28-26 loss to USC.

Jones, Anu Solomon's favorite target, leads Arizona with 39 catches for 592 yards and six touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jones didn't play last season after transferring over from Texas. Earlier this month, ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote that Jones is "big, strong and attacks the ball" and is "a tough matchup one-on-one." CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Jones "has only average speed and initial burst, but does an excellent job using his size and length to shield the play from defenders and out-muscle everyone around him."
Oct 13 - 11:56 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that there's "a bit of concern about" Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill's play.

"There was a breathe of relief after Hill turned in a seven reception, 70 yard performance against USC on Saturday but truth be told there’s a bit of concern about his play," Pauline wrote. "Hill was stamped as a second/third rounder entering the season but most scouts now feel he presently grades as a mid-to late rounder. There’s a feeling in the scouting community that Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury which kept him on the sidelines in 2013." Hill, who suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013, has collected 25 catches for 345 yards through six games.
Oct 13 - 7:08 PM

Arizona redshirt senior RB Terris Jones-Grigsby rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in Thursday's 31-24 victory over Oregon.

He added 95 yards on four receptions in the monster performance. Expected to have a big season taking over for Ka'Deem Carey, TJG rushed for over 100 yards in the opener but missed the team's next two games due to injury. The 5-foot-7, 195-pound Jones-Grigsby didn't do much a few weeks ago in his return against California, but it was abundantly clear tonight that he's 100-percent healed from his ankle injury. Arizona will continue to ride a strong running game featuring Jones-Grigsby and true freshman Nick Wilson.
Oct 3 - 2:23 AM

Arizona redshirt freshman Anu Solomon calls Oregon's junior QB Mariota "a great icon," and guy he looks up to.

Solomon recalls meeting Mariota three years ago during an island-wide workout at Mariota’s high school in Honolulu. The Arizona prospect called the experience "breathtaking." "He’s a great icon," Solomon told Si.com. "I look up to that guy. He’s a great athlete. He’s a great guy." The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Solomon, has thrown for 1,454 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions, and will have a chance on Thursday to square off against one of his favorite icons on national television.
Oct 2 - 3:35 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones is "big, strong and attacks the ball" and is "a tough matchup one-on-one."

"Arizona WR Cayleb Jones is a tough matchup 1-on-1. Big, strong and attacks the ball. Creates a lot of late separation," Weidl tweeted. Through four games, Jones has been Arizona's top target through the air. Against California, Jones set career-bests with 13 catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Jones currently leads Arizona in receptions, with 29 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns.
Oct 1 - 3:27 PM

Even though Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones is only a redshirt sophomore, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes he "has put himself on the NFL radar very quickly."

"He has only average speed and initial burst, but does an excellent job using his size and length to shield the play from defenders and out-muscle everyone around him. Jones also uses a strong stiff arm and powerful balance to be a threat after the catch. He's only a redshirt sophomore, but Jones has put himself on the NFL radar very quickly," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jones has been Arizona's top target through four games. Jones set career-bests against California with 13 catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns. The former Texas transfer is off to a fresh start in Arizona, after transferring from Texas where he was charged with felony assault, which was later reduced. The receiver allegedly broke the jaw of a man who is dating his ex-girlfriend.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 23 - 2:33 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill hauled in a 47-yard hard Hail Mary from Anu Solomon as time expired to push Arizona to a 49-45 victory over Cal on Saturday night.

Arizona got whipped for most of the game. The Wildcats trailed 28-6 at halftime, and they were down 45-30 with four minutes left. That's when the school improbably scored three consecutive touchdowns, capped by Solomon's desperation heave into the right corner of the end zone that reached Hill's hands untouched. Hill, who suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013, finished with eight catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
Sep 21 - 9:07 PM

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


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