Cats grab three new recruits on busy day

2014-03-30T00:00:00Z Cats grab three new recruits on busy dayBy Daniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

On one of the biggest days of the NCAA basketball season, Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats stayed plenty busy on the football side.

The Wildcats earned three commitments Saturday.

The first to commit was Ricky McCoy, a 6-foot-4-inch, 240-pound tight end from Roosevelt High School in Fresno, Calif.

Then in the afternoon, Darick Holmes and his younger brother, Darnay, pledged to the UA.

Darick, a wide receiver, is listed at 5-7, 173 pounds. Like McCoy, he’s rated as a three-star prospect by the Scout.com recruiting service.

McCoy committed to the UA over an offer from Washington. Holmes had offers from Arizona State, UCLA, Colorado State and others.

Darnay Holmes, a 5-9, 182-pound cornerback, is just a freshman. He visited Tucson this weekend unofficially with Darick. He was offered by the Wildcats on Saturday and jumped on it.

Darick Holmes and McCoy are members of the 2015 class. Darnay Holmes is in the 2017 class.

Darick and Darnay played at Oaks Christian High School in Southern California with incoming quarterback Brandon Dawkins.

Darick had 449 receiving yards and 404 rushing yards. He had 12 total touchdowns.

The Holmes’ father, also named Darick, played five seasons in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts.

He went to Portland State University.

McCoy was recruited as a defensive end by some schools but is expected to play tight end for the Wildcats.

The UA now has four commitments for the 2015 class. Darick Holmes and McCoy join Gilbert Campo Verde High defensive tackle Finton Connolly and Mesa Desert Ridge running back Taren Morrison.

Connolly committed in November. Morrison committed Thursday.

Contact reporter Daniel Berk at dberk@azstarnet.com or 573-4330. On Twitter @DSBerk

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