Arizona Football

Social media reactions of Arizona football Class of 2022 recruits & transfers

Arizona coach Jedd Fisch and some of his high-profile recruits, part of the most heralded recruiting class in program history, and transfers Jayden de Laura and Jacob Cowing greeted the local media today at Arizona Stadium.

Fisch and his staff have amassed the top recruiting class in the Pac-12, according to That does not include the de Laura, the Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year at Washington State, and other incoming transfers.

Here are some of the social media reactions of the media gathering:

Bold prediction: These 32 players will start the process of getting Arizona to the Promised Land (the Rose Bowl):

No drawn out QB competition this spring; sounds like Jayden de Laura is in a good spot.

“Competition makes everyone better,” Fisch said about de Laura entering the fray:

Fifita talks about recruiting 5-star WR recruit Tetairoa McMillan to Arizona:

Fisch says Fifita is ready as an early enrollee participating in spring practice soon.

Arizona can still use Rayshon “Speedy” Luke on screens or quick patterns out of the backfield getting him in an open space.

Fisch is high on Arizona’s secondary:

The highest previous Pac-12 finishes for Arizona, according to, was Mike Stoops’ efforts in 2005 and 2006 (No. 3 ranking with each). The 2005 class included QB Willie Tuitama and FS Michael Johnson (who played with the New York Giants after his Arizona career). Nine players from Texas, including Johnson, were in that class. The 2006 class included DE Louis Holmes, SS Nate Ness (who went on to play for the Miami Dolphins), FB (but later DT) Earl Mitchell (a longtime NFL player) and DE studs Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore. Mitchell and Reed were inducted into Arizona’s Ring of Honor last season. That 2006 class had seven players from Texas, including Mitchell.

Arizona is not shying away from the hype of McMillan (T-Mac). Fisch and the program see him as a big-play receiver whose style of play will sell tickets.

Audio from interviews of Arizona’s newcomers here:

Arizona Class of 2022 Football Recruits

List of Arizona Class of 2022 football recruits, symbolic of the first full year of recruiting for coach Jedd Fisch and his staff. Star ratings made by Rivals/ *Preferred walk-on.
Keyan BurnettTEAnaheim (CA)6'4"222****
Jai-Ayviauynn CelestineDBMiami (FL)5'10"175NR
Jonah ColemanATHStockton (CA)5'9"185***
*Brandon CraddockLBGlendale6'2"210**
Russell Davis IIDEChandler6'4"215***
Tacario DavisDBLong Beach (CA)6'3"175***
Noah FifitaQBAnaheim (CA)5'9"175***
Kevin Green Jr.WRMission Hills (CA)5'10"155***
Isaiah JohnsonDTChandler6'3"290**
AJ JonesWROntario (CA)6'4"195***
Sterling LaneDEWestlake Village (CA)6'4"235****
Rayshon LukeAPBBellflower (CA)5'8"175***
Jacob ManuLBAnaheim (CA)5'11"207***
Tyler MartinLBCambridge (MA)6'2"235***
Tetairoa McMillanWRAnaheim (CA)6'4"185*****
Tyler PowellTEPhoenix6'6"205***
Ephesians PrysockDBMission Hills (CA)6'3"170****
Jacob ReeceOLSalt Lake City6'4"295**
Jonah SavaiinaeaOLHonolulu6'4"330***
Grayson StovallOLChandler6'4"290***
TaiTai UiagaleleiDESanta Ana (CA)6'3"220**
Isaiah WardLBOntario (CA)6'6"230***
Jermaine Wiggins Jr.DTNorth Bridgton (ME)6'4"250***

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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