Arizona Wildcats football: On roster management, Ka'Deem Carey and more

2014-04-30T17:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: On roster management, Ka'Deem Carey and moreDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats are in the middle of some roster management.

What does that mean?

Well, the Wildcats have to be at the NCAA roster limit of 105 at the start of fall camp. In order to get there, with a full incoming freshman class on the way, Arizona had to remove some some walk-ons from its active roster. 

The players no longer listed on the roster are:

• S Tyler Grammar

• RB Myles Smith

• K Michael Unzicker

• TE Nolan Heyer

• OL Austin Hyatt

Some or all of the five could be added back to the roster in the fall if the Wildcats are below that 105 number. The UA has to remain at 105 until classes begin in late August and then at that point can add more names to the roster. But for the start of fall camp up until classes begin, that number can not exceed 105.

Got all that? Good.

Of the 105, 85 are on scholarship and 20 are walk-ons. 

With the addition of LSU transfer Jordan Allen yesterday, the Wildcats are right around that number of 85. It could increase by two if defensive linemen Aiulua Fanene and Saneilia Fuimaono return from their missions and rejoin the team as expected.

So it's also possible that a few more walk-ons will have to be removed before camp. There is also usually some roster turnover between now and the start of the season. For an example, just look back to last year and Tyler Slavin. 

Enough roster talk for now.

A few links of interest to pass on:

• Our Zack Rosenblatt pointed out on Twitter that Ka'Deem Carey is ranked as the 43rd best prospect in the draft by Sports Illustrated and the No. 1 running back. Here's the full list

• Here's a cool scouting look at Carey from the folks at National Football Post.

• Ross Jones from wrote about Carey and the 40-yard dash time for running backs. 

• Here's an in depth look at linebacker Marquis Flowers, who could sneak into the final round or two of next week's draft. 

That's all for now. Thanks for reading. 

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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.

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