Arizona has made its second preferred walk-on offer to a local Class of 2021 prospect, reaching out to Salpointe defensive end Brees McCraren.
Marana receiver/defensive back Isaiah Roebuck was also offered a preferred walk-on spot last week by new Arizona coach Jedd Fisch and his staff.
McCraren, 6-foot and 245 pounds, was contacted by Arizona great Ricky Hunley, the Wildcats’ defensive line coach, about the walk-on opportunity.
“It’s an amazing opportunity and I am very excited,” said McCraren, who was selected to play in the Blue-Grey High School All-American Game in December at Arlington, Texas.
“It just gives me more options to choose from.”
McCraren has scholarship offers from Concordia (Minn.), Culver-Stockton, Fort Lewis (Colo.), Hamline, Presentation, St. Norbert, Trine, Whittier and Wisconsin-River Falls.
I’m excited to say I’ve been given a D1 opportunity to walk on at @ArizonaFBall thank you @rickyhunley for giving me this opportunity @SOAZFootball @gridironarizona @ISWEATGREATNESS @THutch1995 @AllSportsTucson @CoachEricRogers @JavierJMorales pic.twitter.com/JsW0ScZ9kw
— Brees McCraren (@Brees30309954) January 26, 2021
“I have a visit to Fort Lewis (a Division II school in Colorado) this weekend and I will see what else comes my way,” McCraren said. “I just want to make sure I make the correct decision that will best set me up for success in the future.”
A preferred walk-on offer means a program wants an athlete to walk on to the team but will not be offered financial assistance at least for the first year.
Preferred walk-ons can earn a scholarship going into their second season or beyond but that is not guaranteed.