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The Arizona Wildcats’ recruiting momentum hit a speed bump Tuesday night.

Defensive end Robert Wooten, a three-star prospect from Stafford, Texas, announced that he was decommitting from Arizona.

“After talking with my family and coaches, I’ve decided I made my decision too quick,” Wooten said in a message posted on Twitter. “This is a life-changing decision that I feel I need to take more time on.”

Wooten added: “No love lost for the school and their staff.”

Wooten committed to Arizona on June 23. He has a lengthy list of offers, including Arizona State, Cal, Houston, Missouri, Texas Tech, Utah and Wisconsin.

Wooten’s decommitment leaves Arizona with eight players in its 2020 class of this writing (scholarship players only). He had been the lone defensive lineman in the class.

Contact sports reporter Michael Lev at 573-4148 or On Twitter @michaeljlev 


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.