Class of 2008: Offense

Class of 2008: Offense

Arizona may return a number of offensive starters, but they have to bring in more players to fit the spread offense. They have signed 12 players, including seven freshmen led by QB Matt Scott.

Keola Antolin
Running Back
Freshman, 5-8, 180
Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman
Las Vegas Review-Journal Sunset Region Offensive Player of the Year in 2007… First-team all-state honors… PrepStar All-West… Followed DeMarco Murray in Gaels' backfield for coach Bob Altschuler…In senior year had 107 carries for 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns… Averaged 26 yards per catch with four scores… Rushed for 203 yards and three TDs in 4A state title-clinching victory over McQueen… 20 TDs gave him 120 points, second to fellow UA recruit Juron Criner in the state…Return specialist with scores on four punts, a kickoff and missed field goal returns his senior year… Rushed for 918 yards as a junior and 483 yards as a sophomore… Caught 33 passes as junior, plus had a four-TD game rushing against Western… Class-4A All-Southwest Division as a junior, for both RB and WR honors… Wrestled for Bishop Gorman as freshman in 152-pound class… Born in Hawaii and moved to Las Vegas at the age of 7… Recruited by coach Mike Smith… Date of birth Jan. 14, 1990…

Trace Biskin
Offensive Tackle
Freshman, 6-5, 270
Westlake Village, Calif. (Oaks Christian)
First-team Division 3 All-State honors by Maxpreps.com… Oakland Tribune preseason ‘Cream of the Crop' for area prep stars… PrepStar All-West…Likely to open his UA career as a tackle… Also played on the defensive tackle prior to his senior year at Oaks Christian for coach Bill Redell... Part of 15-0 state Division III titlists as junior.. Team had 46-game winning streak entering 2007… participated in UA summer camp in 2007…. Played basketball at OCHS… Recruited by coach Joe Robinson… Date of birth Dec. 3, 1989…

Juron Criner
Wide Receiver
Freshman, 6-4, 205
Las Vegas, Nev. (Canyon Springs)
Class 4A All-Sunrise Region first-team offense… Two-time all-state… PrepStar All-West… Big receiver with decent speed, Criner caught 58 passes for 1,631 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior year for coach Matt Jenkins… Catches and yardage was top in state… Outstanding per-catch yardage… Team scoring leader with 172 points including 10 PATs… Had 36 catches for 788 yards his junior year on an 8-4 squad… Official visit was during UA's victory over No. 2 Oregon… Noted basketball player… Recruited by coach Michael Smith… Date of birth Dec. 12, 1989…

Mike Diaz (Enrolled)
Offensive Lineman
6-5, 340, Junior
Cerritos Community College
First-team all-conference as a sophomore tackle and unanimous first-team All Mission Conference Northern Division in 2006… At Schurr High School he was named 1st –team All-Almont League on offense as a senior for coach Frank Mazzotta after earning all-league on both sides of the ball as a sophomore and junior… Also caught three passes for 15 yards and had five quarterback sacks on defense his senior year… Was a 2nd-team All-CIF selection on defense his prep junior season… Pulled in five passes for 25 yards and had two sacks… Spent three years on the basketball team and averaged 11 points a game his senior year... Son of Jose and Monica Diaz… Aunt lives in Tucson… Recruited by coach Michael Smith… Born in Los Angeles Feb. 22, 1988

Vaughn Dotsy
Offensive Line
Freshman, 6-5, 355
Ventura, Calif. (St. Bonaventure)
All-Division IV CIF Southern Section in 2006 and 2007… Ventura County Star first-team selection for three years… First-team All-Channel League… PrepStar All-West…Helped lead team to California Division III state title at 14-1… Second-team all-state… Played for one of the perennial powers in the greater Los Angeles area… Team was 14-0 in 2005, 10-2 in 2006 under coach Jon Mack… Under Armour All-Star game in Orlando in early January… Helped clear way for 2,500-yard rusher Darrell Scott and 36-points-per-game offense that won ninth CIF Southern Section title… Accomplished prep thrower, earning Tri-Valley League meet shot put championship in 2007 with 44-5 throw and second in the discus with a toss of 134-1, and won both events at the meet in 2006…Could factor at either guard or tackle for Arizona… Recruited by coach Joe Robinson… Date of birth Sept. 7, 1989…

David Douglas
Wide Receiver
Freshman, 6-1, 190
McKinney, Texas (North)
First-team All-District 9-4A Offense Texas honor 2007… PrepStar All-Midlands… Dallas Morning News Area 100… Dave Campbell's Texas 300 Top 20 WR… Had nine catches for 174 yards and four TDs against Denton in big 2007 game… Played quarterback at mid-season 2007… 2006 Team Texas 4A Region II first-team offense as junior for the Bulldogs and coach Shawn Pratt… Friend of baseball signee Nico Taylor… Both played basketball, and Douglas is a former member of the Texas Showtime team coached by former Cowboy Tony Hill… 83 grabs, 1285 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior, among top five in area… Recruited by coach Mark Stoops… Date of birth June 27, 1989…

Phillip Garcia (Enrolled)
Offensive Lineman
6-7, 340, Junior
Cerritos College
Named 2nd Team All-Mission Conference Northern Division in 2006… Injured half way through senior year otherwise was en route to similar honors as soph for coach Frank Mazzotta… Teamed with high school teammate Mike Diaz to help anchor the offensive line… At Schuur High School he helped lead his team to three consecutive Almont League championships… Recorded 20 pancake tackles as a prep senior… Was the freshman team's Lineman of the Year… Was a 1st Team all-league selection in track and field as a senior after earning 2nd Team honors as a junior… Also played a year on the basketball team and helped them to the league title… Recruited by coach Michael Smith… Date of birth Sept. 2, 1988, in East Los Angeles…

Herman Hall (Enrolled)
Offensive Lineman
6-3, 325, Junior
Blinn College
All SWJCFC honorable mention in 2007 on 7-3 club… Played center and tackle his sophomore year at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, for coach Brad Franchione and assistant Scott Maxfield… Likely to compete for time at center or guard at Arizona… Blocked for 1,000-yard rusher James Johnson… Blinn won NJCAA national title in 2006 with a 12-0 record… Helped Franchione's program earned him National Football Foundation two-year college coach of the year in 2006… Mid-year enrollee who will compete in spring ball 2008… Blinn is a 125-year-old junior college between Houston and Austin in the hills of east-central Texas… Recruited by coach Dana Dimel… Date of birth Aug. 11, 1986…

Greg Nwoko
Running Back
6-2, 220, Freshman
Pflugerville, Texas (Pflugerville)
First-team All-District 14-5A running back final two years in 2007 and 2006 for coach George Herrmann… Rushed for 1,446 yards on 225 carries his senior year, with 20 touchdowns… Caught 15 passes for 213 yards and a score… Played in winged T with two other backs of note who together combined for 4,000 yards rushing… Jumbo back in a so-called grind-it-out system that helped team get to 5A Division II title game against Katy… 5Atexasfootball preseason ‘super list'…Recruited by coach Dana Dimel… Date of birth May 29, 1990...

Kyle Quinn
Offensive Line
Freshman, 6-2, 275
Brentwood, Calif. (Liberty)
PrepStar All-West… Considered a top five player in Bay Valley League for Liberty, the the eastern Bay Area… All-BVAL first-team offense 2007… Oakland Tribune preseason Cream of the Crop… Also played defensive line as a junior… Worked out at LinemenInc. camps in California, for skills-based training and development, where UA coach Bill Bedenbaugh has been a clinician… Made all-tourney team as basketball player in December Stonebarger Tournament…Competitive Edge Football Camp ‘Big Stud' award in July 2007…Coach Nate Smith… team leader for coach Nate Smith and well-rounded student who was Homecoming King finalist… Recruited coach Tim Kish… Date of birth Feb. 9, 1990

Matt Scott
Quarterback
Freshman, 6-3, 205
Corona, Calif. (Centennial)
Tacoma News Tribune Western 100… Received votes on Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West… PrepStar All-America 2007… 2007 finalist for Joe Montana Award, national top prep quarterback honor… First-team multi-purpose all-state by CalHiSports… Senior year completed 174 of 285 passes for 2,479 yards and 19 touchdowns, plus rushed for 1,099 yards on 131 carries, with 13 scores… Helped lead coach Matt Logan's squad to 13-2 season and CIF Division I championship… Offense-Defense All-Star game in Miami in January… As a junior, he threw for 1,700 yards and 10 scores, rushing for 526 yards and seven TDs on 71 carries (7.5 yards per carry), in an offense featuring a 2,000-yard running back… Had fifth-best pass completion percentage in school history in 2006, 60%... Earned all-league after the Huskies 11-1 season in 2006… Reported 4.58 speed at June 07 combine in Los Angeles…Recruited by coach Sonny Dykes… Date of birth Sept. 20, 1990…

J'Marcus Webb
Offensive Line
6-7, 310, Junior
Navarro College
1st-team NJCAA All-America 2007 at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas… All Southwest Junior College Football Conference 1st-team selection for coach Ray Woodard… Prepped at Mesquite, Texas, North High School… Signed with Texas out of high school but went to juco ranks… High school SuperPrep All-American and All-Southwest as No. 8 prospect in Texas… U.S. Army All-America Bowl selection… EA Sports second-team All-America senior year in 2005… Recruited by Arizona coaches Sonny Dykes and Bill Bedenbaugh… Date of birth Aug. 8, 1988...

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