Arizona Wildcats football: UA adds more beef to 2012 recruiting class

2011-08-01T18:14:00Z 2011-08-01T18:21:54Z Arizona Wildcats football: UA adds more beef to 2012 recruiting class Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats will open training camp Thursday with newcomers on both the offensive and defensive lines.

And more reinforcements are on the way — eventually.

Defensive end Ben Dixon verbally committed to the UA's 2012 recruiting class this afternoon, giving the Wildcats yet another big body in what's shaping up as a sizable effort.

Dixon is the 11th player to verbally commit for next season; eight of them -center Beau Boyster, defensive tackle Cayman Bundage, offensive tackles T.D. Gross and Steven Moore, guard Zach Hemmila and defensive ends Kyle Kelley, Dwight Melvin and Dixon - play the offensive and defensive lines.

"I liked the coach, the program and the school," Dixon said tonight. "I like Tucson and - what else? - I liked the people."

The 17-year-old Dixon is not yet rated by the recruiting service, but has a chance to emerge as a sleeper. The 6-foot-3-inch, 235-pound prospect figures to be among the best players this season for Ventura's St. Bonaventure High School, one of Southern California's powerhouse programs. The Seraphs went 11-2 overall and 8-1 in Marmonte League play last season.

Read more in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.


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