Things started off nicely for Arizona as it received a commitment from 3-star wide receiver Dyelan Miller out of Peoria on the 4th of July. They also received commitments from 3-star defensive end Dion Wilson, 3-star running back Jalen John and finally, 3-star long snapper Kameron Hawkins.
Even though Arizona was able to get those commitments they also took their lumps as well. It started on July 9th when 5-star Salpointe running back Bijan Robinson cut his list down to two leaving out Arizona. Later, on July 16th Arizona’s top recruit 3-star defensive end Robert Wooten decommitted re-opening his recruitment. Also, on July 16th the hit kept on coming as 4-star safety from Salpointe announced his commitment to Ohio State.
However, with all of that, the biggest blow for Arizona came on July 18th from 3-star Salpointe offensive lineman Bruno Fina. If you think that name sounds familiar you’re right he is the son of former Arizona Wildcats star John Fina. Bruno Fina announced his three finalist that included Boston College, UCLA and Yale.
So, not only did Arizona miss out on three high profiled in-state recruits, they were three recruits less then five miles away from Arizona football stadium. With the biggest blow coming from being left out of a legacy recruits final three list.
Still, this all just might be a case of to little to late for Kevin Sumlin and the coaching staff. In fact, you could make the case that missing out on these recruits goes back to the previous coaching staff who constantly missed out on in-state talent.
Arizona still has a chance to land one of the states top recruits 4-star defensive end Higley’s Jason Harris. Harris is the brother of Arizona defensive end Jalen Harris that is going to be a key piece to Arizona’s defense this upcoming season. You could say that Jason Harris is the top priority for the coaching staff in the 2020 recruiting class.