Arizona Wildcats football: Signing day central

2014-02-05T07:03:00Z 2014-02-05T13:13:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: Signing day centralDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

One of the craziest days in college football, national signing day, is officially underway for the Arizona Wildcats.

We have you covered as the letters of intent are faxed in and announced by the Wildcats on their live stream, which can be found here

12:28 p.m.: The other four-star linebacker from Salesian High School in Los Angeles, Marquis Ware, has sent in his letter of intent. Ware is teammates with Jamardre Cobb, who faxed in his letter earlier today. Ware, also a teammate of cornerback commit Rodney Carr, could play some defensive end at the UA as well as linebacker. Ware is rated as the 23rd best outside linebacker in the country by Scout. Here's Ware's highlight video from the UA. 


11:50 a.m.: Three-star cornerback Rodney Carr, from Salesian High School in Los Angeles, has sent in his letter of intent. Carr committed to the Wildcats in late June and was hoping his high school teammates Jamardre Cobb and Marquis Ware would follow him, which they both eventually did. When Carr committed, we talked to him about those two guys. Here's the highlight video the UA put together of him. 


11:12 a.m.: The UA's live stream has ended. The program is still expecting letters of intent from four players: Marquis Ware, J.R. Hunt, Rodney Carr and Kaelin Deboskie. We'll update the blog when those come in. 


10:23 a.m.: Recognized as the "centerpiece of the UA recruiting class" by on-campus recruiting director Matt Dudek, Salpointe Catholic wide receiver Cameron Denson has sent in his national letter of intent. He was the first commit of the class for the UA and we were all over it when it happened. I chatted with Denson earlier this week and he said he was glad his recruitment didn't have any drama and he was happy to commit early. Here's his highlight video


9:57 a.m.: Jace Whittaker, a three-star defensive back from Oceanside, Calif., has sent in his letter of intent. Whittaker had offers from Boise State, San Diego State, Washington State and others. Here's his highlight video


9:45 a.m.: Perhaps the premier defensive recruit of the class, middle linebacker Jamardre Cobb, has sent in his letter of intent. Cobb is a four-star recruit and ranked as the ninth best middle linebacker in the country by Scout. He had offers from Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Ohio State, South Carolina, Stanford, Wisconsin and others. He's listed at 6-2, 215 and will have a chance to compete for the starting spot at middle linebacker right away. Here's his UA highlight video. 


9:39 a.m.: Marcus Griffin, who committed to the UA earlier in the day, has officially sent in his letter of intent. Here's his UA highlight video


9:16 a.m.: The lone high school quarterback of the class, Brandon Dawkins, of Westlake Village, Calif., has sent in his letter of intent. We wrote about Dawkins earlier this week. He's hoping to break the recent string of bad luck high school quarterbacks have had signing with the UA. Dawkins told me the major selling point in signing with the UA was Rich Rodriguez and getting to work with a coach who has had so much success working with quarterbacks. Here's his highlight video


9:06 a.m.: Darrell Cloy, a three-star tight end out of La Habra, Calif., has sent in his letter of intent. Cloy committed to the UA in July after visiting for the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility red carpet event. He also had offers from Colorado and Colorado State. Take a look at Cloy's highlight video put together by the UA. 


9:02 a.m.: Three-star cornerback Kwesi Mashack has faxed in his letter of intent. Mashack is rated as the 52nd best cornerback in the country by Scout and a three-star prospect. He's become more important in recent weeks with the losses of Jalen Tabor and Naijiel Hale. Here's a look at him


8:44 a.m.: Four-star running back Nick Wilson has sent in his letter of intent. We wrote about Wilson and Salpointe Catholic star Cameron Denson in today's Star. Wilson joked earlier in the week that some members of the UA staff call him "Ka'Deem Jr." because he runs and looks like the former two-time All-American. Here's his UA highlight video


8:40 a.m.: Wide receiver Tony Ellison, a product of Granite Bay, Calif., has sent in his letter of intent. Ellison is rated as a three-star prospect by Scout and the 141st best receiver in the country. He's a player that has been mentioned to me by staff members as a potential under-the-radar, quick impact player like Scooby Wright and Nate Phillips. Here's his UA highlight video. 


8:26 a.m.: Offensive tackle Jordan Poland, who flipped from USC to Arizona in early January, has sent in his letter of intent. Listed at 6-8, 335, Poland will give the UA some beef up front, along with Cal transfer Freddie Tagaloa. Here's his UA highlight video.  


8:23 a.m.: The letters of intent are coming in fast and furious for the Wildcats now. Three-star tight end Trevor Wood, a Scottsdale Chaparral product, has sent his in. Wood committed to the UA in July and had offers from Alabama, UCLA, USC, Michigan State, Nebraska and more. Here's a look at his highlight video put out by the UA. 


8:19 a.m.: The Wildcats have received their third letter of intent of the day; this one from safety Devon Brewer of Central High School in Fresno, Calif. Brewer has been committed to the UA since early June


8:10 a.m.: Marcus Griffin, a four-star defensive tackle from Bellevue (Wash.) High School has committed to the UA over Mississippi State, Washington State and Cal. Griffin announced his decision this morning at a signing day ceremony at his high school. He visited the UA last month. 


7:38 a.m.: Peoria Centennial High School offensive tackle Layth Friekh has sent his letter of intent in. Friekh is rated as a three-star prospect by Scout and rated as the 51st best offensive tackle in the country. Here's a look at his Hudl highlights. Walton committed on Oct. 21. 


7:01 a.m.: The first letter of intent is in: Levi Walton, a product of North Fort Myers High School in Florida sent in his letter bright and early. Walton committed to the UA on Oct. 19 and is rated as a two-star prospect by the Scout.com recruiting service. Here's our blog from when Walton committed, complete with video and some quotes from the offensive lineman. And finally a look at Walton's highlights courtesy of Hudl.

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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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