Receiver Thomas Marcus Jr., right, is no longer on the UA football roster.

Second-year receiver Thomas Marcus Jr. is no longer on the Arizona Wildcats football roster, a school official confirmed.

Marcus was removed from the roster because of a violation of athletic-department policy. The former three-star recruit from San Diego appeared in three games last season, catching one pass.

Marcus was vying for playing time at a position that’s undergoing a transition period after the departure of four of Arizona’s five leading receivers from last season. However, Marcus didn’t appear to be in the top group during team periods open to media observation in training camp. He also was working primarily in the slot, which might not have been an ideal fit.

Additionally, several of the Wildcats’ young receivers have had impressive offseasons. That includes freshmen Boobie Curry, Jalen Johnson and Jaden Mitchell, although all three have been banged up of late. was first to report Marcus’ removal from the roster.

Arizona opens the season Aug. 24 at Hawaii.

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Michael is an award-winning journalist who has been covering sports professionally since the early '90s. He started at the Star in 2015 after spending 15 years at The Orange County Register. Michael is a graduate of Northwestern University.