Arizona football: Late pickup: UA gets ex-S. Florida DB signee for '13

2013-06-25T00:00:00Z Arizona football: Late pickup: UA gets ex-S. Florida DB signee for '13Daniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 25, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Arizona Wildcats have added one more piece to their 2013 recruiting class.

Jarvis McCall, a defensive back from Armwood High School in Seffner, Fla., pledged to the Wildcats on Monday and should be able to play this season.

McCall graduated high school in 2012 and signed with South Florida. However, he was ruled academically ineligible and never joined the Bulls.

He sat out the past season and was recently ruled eligible for the 2013 season after he retook the SAT. Rather than attend USF as he planned, McCall committed to the UA.

He's expected to report to Tucson early next month with the final batch of incoming freshmen and will join in summer school and workouts. McCall was ranked as a three-star recruit by the Scout.com recruiting service coming out of high school. He chose South Florida over offers from Florida International, Indiana and Central Florida.

The Wildcats were thought to have reached their scholarship limit for 2013. However, the addition of McCall less than two months before fall practice indicates the UA has an incoming recruit or two who may not qualify and had a scholarship available to offer McCall.

McCall had four interceptions as a senior at Armwood and will likely play safety for Arizona.

• The Wildcats also added another player to their 2014 recruiting class Monday when cornerback Jace Whittaker committed. Whittaker, from Oceanside, Calif., told the Scout.com recruiting service he was also looking at Boise State, San Diego State and Yale.

Whittaker, listed as an "athlete" by most recruiting sites, will likely play corner for the UA. He's the fourth defensive recruit - all in the secondary - in the '14 class.

On StarNet: Keep up with the UA football team on Daniel Berk's blog at azstarnet.com/berk

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