Arizona Wildcats football: California high school wide receiver commits to UA

2014-06-02T13:00:00Z 2014-06-02T13:57:46Z Arizona Wildcats football: California high school wide receiver commits to UADaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats are on the board in June.

The UA landed its first commitment of the month this afternoon in three-star wide receiver Jamie Nunley of Vista Murrieta High School in California. Nunley is listed primarily as a tight end by most recruiting sites, but will come to Arizona as a wide receiver.

"I really liked how interested they were in me and I had been real interested in them since they started recruiting me," Nunley told the Star today. "I felt it was a great fit and everyone in my family did, too. They have a great program and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Nunley, a 2015 recruit, is listed at 6-feet-4-inches and 212 pounds by the Scout.com recruiting service. Scout ranks him as the 26th best tight end in the country and fourth best in the west. But the Wildcats like his size and speed on the outside and will bring him in as a wide receiver.

Nunley is the eighth member of the 2015 class to commit to Arizona and the second wide receiver, joining Darick Holmes, of Newbury Park, Calif. He said he expects to line up at multiple wide receiver spots.

"They like that I can be thrown around at different spots," Nunley said. "That's exactly what I'm doing in high school. That's why I think it's such a great fit."

The wide receiver had 27 catches for 439 yards and two touchdowns as a junior at Vista Murrieta. He chose Arizona over offers from Boise State, Colorado, Duke and others. He said Washington was also expressing interest.

Nunley's commitment could be the start of a busy recruiting month for the UA. Arizona landed six commitments last June, its highest total of any month in 2013. The Wildcats have been aggressive on the offensive side of the ball so far with the '15 class. Six of the eight commitments are offensive players.

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

Contact Daniel at dberk@azstarnet.com or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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