Arizona Wildcats football: Cats land second commitment of weekend

2013-10-20T09:45:00Z 2013-10-20T10:09:25Z Arizona Wildcats football: Cats land second commitment of weekendDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 20, 2013 9:45 am  • 

The victories keep on coming for the Arizona Wildcats.

Hours after beating Utah and getting a verbal commitment from Salpointe Catholic wide receiver Kaelin Deboskie, the UA landed another 2014 recruit this morning.

Levi Walton, a two-star offensive tackle from Cape Coral, Fla., pledged to the UA at breakfast this morning on his official visit.

Walton is listed at 6-feet-6-inches and 275 pounds by the Scout.com recruiting service. He also had offers from Indiana, Ball State, Florida International and others.

He’s the first offensive tackle commit for the 2014 class.

“I felt at home here,” Walton said early this morning before flying back to Florida. “I liked the city and how they backed up their program. All the players took me in and it just felt like a great place.”

Walton played in his high school team’s game Friday night and then flew to Tucson early Saturday morning at 4 a.m. After attending the UA game with other recruits that night, he decided to end his recruitment and commit to coach Rich Rodriguez and the Wildcats.

“I had an idea I wanted to commit while I was out here,” Walton said. “I talked to Coach (Bill) Kirelavich before I came and he said the city would sell itself and it did. I knew I wanted to go away far from home and I just loved it when I got out here.”

Walton is the 25th commitment for the 2014 class for the UA. The Wildcats needed some beef up front and get it in Walton. He’s just the second offensive lineman in the class, joining junior college guard Kaige Lawrence.

Deboskie, who is having a strong senior season for the Lancers, committed minutes after the UA’s win last night. He’s rated as a three-star recruit by Scout and had offers from Arizona State, Colorado, West Virginia, Oklahoma State and others.

He’s the fifth wide receiver to pledge to the UA in this class.

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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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