Back during the 2018 recruiting cycle, former Cienega star Jamarye Joiner signed with coach Kevin Sumlin as a dual-threat quarterback and saw time a Khalil Tate’s backup during the 2018-19 season.
However, during the 2019-20 season, Joiner made a position change, going from a quarterback to a receiver, where Arizona needed some help.
Although it took some time adjusting to the new position, Joiner established himself as Arizona’s top receiving target as the season moved along. Joiner led the team in receiving yards with 552 and had a breakout game against rival ASU, going for seven catches for 140-yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 loss.
During the off-season, Joiner suffered a break in his foot that required surgery back in May, leaving people to wonder if he would be ready to go for Arizona’s season opener.
With the season getting pushed back to November, there is a strong chance that Arizona will have its top receiver ready to go for the new season opener against Utah on Nov. 7 in Salt Lake City.
Monday night, the local media had th4e chance to talk to Joiner and outside receivers coach Taylor Mazzone about the upcoming season and how his foot is doing with the season less than three weeks away.
Here’s the full ZOOM press conference after Monday night’s practice.
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.