Two 4-Star preps commit to Arizona Wildcats football

2013-08-22T00:00:00Z 2013-08-22T07:00:35Z Two 4-Star preps commit to Arizona Wildcats footballDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats don't open their season until next Friday, but Rich Rodriguez and his staff had a mini-victory Wednesday night.

The UA received verbal commitments from 2014 four-star linebackers Marquis Ware and Jamardre Cobb. The two are high school teammates at Los Angeles Salesian.

The pair have long said they were a package deal and wanted to play college football together. In the end, it proved true.

Both players were being pursued by power programs all over the country.

Ware had offers from California, Colorado, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Washington State and Wisconsin. The 6-foot-2-inch, 210-pound prospect is ranked as the 18th-best outside linebacker in the country by the Scout.com recruiting service.

Cobb is ranked as the eighth-best middle linebacker in the country by Scout and is listed at 6-2, 215. He had several of the same offers as his high school teammate in addition to Stanford and Tennessee.

The Wildcats now have five players ranked as four-star recruits by Scout. Ware and Cobb join Salpointe Catholic High School product Cameron Denson (wide receiver) and California high school standouts Nick Wilson (running back) and Naijiel Hale (cornerback).

Rodriguez and his staff had three prospects ranked as four-stars in the 2013 class.

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  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

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11/1 7:30 pm
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11/8 12:00 am
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