Recruiting Reset: Running backs

Paul Lucas

Arizona is looking to land at least one more running back. Read on to see how it has offered and how the Wildcats are doing with each.

Arizona has a commitment at running back from Taren Morrison, but the coaching staff decided it was not the right fit and Morrison will no longer be a Wildcat. It did not take long for Arizona to offer Arizona Western running back Dami Ayoola, who basically accepted the offer on the spot. Although Arizona has a handful of backs already on its roster, the goal is to land at least one more and the preference is likely a high school guy. There are going to be other targets that pop up, but the following are running backs that Arizona has offered and that it has some kind of chance with.

Cameron Scarlett: It could be difficult to get Scarlett to Arizona, but he seems to be open in his recruitment. The Oregon schools are going to have a slight advantage because of location and an offer from the Ducks would probably change this recruitment dramatically. California is also doing well here and has to be considered a factor.

As of now, there is a good chance that Scarlett visits both Arizona schools this summer. If that happens, the Wildcats' chances obviously increase dramatically. If Arizona is going to have a chance here it has to get him on campus and right now that looks like the plan.

Paul Lucas: Both in-state schools have prioritized Lucas, but he is keeping his recruitment open and is not naming any favorites.

"Arizona State is on my really hard, and it's the hometown school," said Lucas. "Arizona is too, I talk a lot with Trevor Wood from Chaparral, who's going there. Where I go for football, it doesn't have a real effect on track because track is more of an individual sport. I want to try to do both in college and that's big thing for me. A lot of schools are going to let me do both."

Arizona is going to have a chance for Lucas, but it definitely will not be easy. Oregon State and Arizona State are doing well and if USC winds up offering, the Trojans will be in there as well. The positive aspect of this recruitment is that Lucas is taking his time and Arizona has an opportunity here.

Orlando Bradford: Arizona is probably the leader for Bradford, but Tennessee has also offered and other schools will get involved as well.

"I could tell they really liked what they saw," Bradford said of Arizona. "Coach Magee said they liked how when I came up on a tackler that I kept using my feet to get yards and they think I have a knack for the big play."

Bradford really wants an offer from LSU, but we doubt that happens. He will make time to look at the schools recruiting him, including Arizona, and then go from there. The coaching staff has to like the position it is in right now though.

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