Arizona Wildcats football: UA gets pledge from 3-star QB

2013-07-25T20:02:00Z 2013-07-25T20:32:13Z Arizona Wildcats football: UA gets pledge from 3-star QBDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 25, 2013 8:02 pm  • 

Rich Rodriguez has made no secret of the fact that he likes to stockpile quarterbacks. The more options, the better.

Well, the Arizona Wildcats coach has his first QB of the 2014 recruiting class. Brandon Dawkins of Oaks Christian (Calif.) High School pledged to the UA tonight.

He's rated as a three-star recruit by the Scout.com recruiting service and had offers from Notre Dame, North Carolina State, Utah and Hawaii. He told Scout this week he was down to Utah and Arizona and was hoping to end his recruitment soon.

Dawkins is a dual-threat QB with plenty of size, listed at 6-feet-4-inches and 215 pounds. He's rated as the 23rd best quarterback in the country by Scout.

He's the 14th known commitment for the Wildcats for 2014 and eighth offensive player to join the class. 

A little more than six months before national signing day, the UA seems to be in pretty good shape at the offensive skill position spots. With Dawkins now on board, the Wildcats have a quarterback, two running backs and four wide receivers included in the 2014 class.

Dawkins' commitment could be the first of many to come over the next few days for the Wildcats. Rodriguez and his staff will host a red carpet event on Saturday to open the new Lowell Stevens Football Facility and several recruits are expected to attend.

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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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