Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Recruiting update

The Wildcats big win over Cal and 5-2 start seems to be paying dividends in the recruiting game. The Wildcats recieved two commitments in the last two days and have been put on notice that they will recieve another one this weekend.

First to committ was JC Cornerback Marcus Benjamin from Arizona Western College. The 6'1 200lb Benjamin runs a 4.5 40 and has 4 interceptions in the 4 games he has played so far this sesaon. Benjamin was signed to play for LSU as a prep in 2005 but failed to qualify academically. The best part of this is that we get a fast, hard hitting DB and we beat asuCKS for his services.

The Second Commitment was 6'4 275lb Glendale Cactus OL Chris Putton. Putton is regarded by many as the top OL in Arizona in the class of 2009 and was heavily recruited by a number of schools. Again in this recruiting battle we beat asuCKS for this young mans services.

Lastly it has been widely reported that Daniel Jenkins, the #12 all-purpose back and #31 player in the state of California regardless of position, has gone on record with rivals.com saying that he would be committing to the Wildcats this weekend on his official visit. This would be a huge get for us as he is being heavily pursued by a number of the elite programs in college football.

The fact of the matter is that this weekends game against USC is going to be huge for recruiting and a win would catapult us to the top of many prospects lists.