Arizona Wildcats football: Cats finish day with four commitments

2013-07-27T22:45:00Z 2013-07-27T22:58:23Z Arizona Wildcats football: Cats finish day with four commitmentsDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 27, 2013 10:45 pm  • 

Saturday was billed as a huge day for Arizona Wildcats recruiting and it seems to have lived up to the hype.

Hosting a red carpet event at its new Lowell Stevens Football Facility, the UA earned commitments from four players on Saturday.

It began a little after 4 p.m., with Scottsdale Chaparral High School tight end Trevor Wood and ended at nearly 11 p.m., when Chandler High School safety J.R. Hunt pledged to the UA.

Here's a quick look at all four players that joined the 2014 class on Saturday. Read the full story on the commitments in Sunday's Star or in a few hours on StarNet.

Trevor Wood

Position: Tight end

High school: Chaparral (Scottsdale)

Rating: Wood is rated as a three-star prospect by the Scout.com recruiting service and the 23rd best tight end in the country. Rivals.com also had Wood as a three-star and the 11th best prospect in Arizona.

Also considered: Wood could have gone just about anywhere. His final four was Arizona, Oregon, UCLA and Alabama.

Darrell Cloy

Position: Tight end

High School: La Habra (Calif.)

Rating: Like Wood, Cloy is a three-star tight end. Scout has him as the 26th best in the nation. Rivals also ranked him as a three-star and the 67th best prospect in California.

Also considered: Cloy also had offers from Colorado, Colorado State and Boise State. The Wildcats had long been considered the favorite, though.

Kwesi Mashack

Position: Cornerback

High School: Norco (Calif.)

Rating: Scout ranked Mashack as a three-star prospect and the 62nd best cornerback in the country. He was unrated by Rivals.

Also considered: Mashack had long been favoring the Wildcats, like fellow commit Cloy. He also had an offer from Hawaii and told Scout he had also been talking to Washington State, Colorado and New Mexico.

J.R. Hunt

Position: Safety

High School: Chandler

Rating: Hunt is rated as a three-star by Scout and the 85th best safety in the country. Rivals also has him as a three-star and the 15th best player in Arizona.

Also considered: Hunt also had offers from Arizona State, Colorado State and Montana.

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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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