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Updated Feb 5, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Arizona Wildcats land 25 recruits on signing day

The Arizona Wildcats announced the arrival of a 25-member signing class Wednesday.

"We call them OKGs, our kind of guys, because they're all talented guys that love football," Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said of his group. "Not like football, but love it. If you love it, you'll put all the work in you need to, whether it's in the weight room, the classroom, or the film room. As talented as these players are, there's another step to get to."

Highlighting the group are a group of four-star recruits, including receiver Cam Denson, linebacker Jamadre Cobb, defensive tackle Marcus Griffin, offensive lineman Jordan Poland and running back Nick Wilson.

"Cam was one of our first commits, and I'm very excited to have him," Rodriguez said. "I told him earlier that he is the lowest-maintenance, high-profile guy that I have ever recruited. He's a local kid and we've developed a great relationship with him."

Three of the players come from Arizona high schools, including Denson, who played at Salpointe High School in Tucson, and tight end Trevor Wood, who played for Scottsdale Chaparral.

In total, Rich Rodriguez and his staff landed 14 offensive players and 11 defensive players.

"We have a little bit of everything in this recruiting class, and I think we met a lot of our needs and some of our wants," the coach added.

The entire list -- with notes provided by the school -- can be seen below, and more on each recruit can be seen by clicking here.

Devon Brewer
Cornerback | 6-0, 170
Fresno, Calif. | Central HS

Head Coach: Justin Garza
No. 47 cornerback (Scout.com)
Blue-Grey All-American, Defensive MVP
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Rodney Carr
Defensive Back | 6-0, 183
Los Angeles, Calif. | Bishop Mora Salesian HS

Head Coach: Roddy Hiatt
Blue-Grey All-American
Semper Fidelis All-American
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Darrell Cloy
Tight End | 6-3, 220
Pico Rivera, Calif. | La Habra HS

Head Coach: Frank Mazzotta
No. 37 tight end (Scout.com)
Second-Team All-Conference
West Coast Bowl
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Jamardre Cobb
Linebacker | 6-2, 215
Harbor City, Calif. | Bishop Mora Salesian HS

Head Coach: Roddy Hiatt
No. 9 middle linebacker (Scout.com)
No. 207 player (Rivals.com)
No. 183 in Scout.com 300
Blue-Grey All-American
Semper Fidelis All-American
Second-Team All-USA (2013, USA Today)
Four-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Jerod Cody
Defensive Line | 6-2, 280
Las Vegas, Nev. | Glendale C.C./Centennial HS

Head Coach: Mickey Bell
Defensive MVP (Centennial HS)
Lineman of the Year (2011)
First-Team All-Conference (2011)
Second-Team All-Conference (2010)
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com

Brandon Dawkins
Quarterback | 6-4, 2-5
Oxnard, Calif. | Oaks Christian HS

Head Coach: Jeff Woodruff
No. 39 quarterback (Scout.com)
Blue-Grey All-American
First-Team All-State
First-Team All-Conference
Single-Game Passing Record (389 yards, replacing Jimmy Clausen's previous record)
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Cam Denson
Receiver | 6-1, 170
Tucson, Ariz. | Salpointe Catholic HS

Head Coach: Dennis Bene
No. 71 on Scout.com 300 List
Arizona Player of the Year
Varsity Football Player of the Year
Top 100 Recruits 247sports.com (2014)
First-Team All-State
First-Team Defense (Medium Schools All-America Team, Maxpreps)
Four-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Tony Ellison
Receiver | 5-11, 158
Granite Bay, Calif. | Granite Bay HS

Head Coach: Ernie Cooper
First-Team All-Conference
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com

Layth Friekh
Offensive Line | 6-6, 260
Glendale, Ariz. | Centennial HS

Head Coach: Richard Taylor
First-Team All-State
West Coast Bowl
Four-Star Recruit - 247sports.com

Patrick Glover
Cornerback | 6-2, 212
New Orleans, La. | Scottsdale C.C./Mountain View HS (Ariz.)

Head Coach: Doug Madoski
2013 Season Stats: 45 tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 TD, 1 forced fumble, 7 PBU
Second-Team All-Region
Second-Team All-Conference
Three-Star Recruit - Rivals.com

Marcus Griffin
Defensive Line | 6-3, 296
Bellevue, Wash. | Bellevue HS

Head Coach: Butch Goncharoff
Semper Fidelis All-American
First-Team Offense (Medium Schools All-America Team, Maxpreps)
First-Team All-Area
First-Team All-State
KingCo Linemen of the Year

Jonathan Haden
Running Back | 5-8, 190
Upper Marlboro, Md. | Friendship Collegiate Academy

Head Coach: Aazaar Rahim
No. 90 running back (Scout.com)
All-Conference Honorable Mention (2013)
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

T.J. Johnson
Receiver | 5-8, 165
Cape Coral, Fla. | Milford Academy/Island Coast HS

Head Coach: Bill Chaplick
2013 Season Stats: 561 rushing yards, 80 rushing attempts, 4 TD
2012 Season Stats: 545 rushing yards, 53 rushing attempts, 13 TD
Lemming Top Player RB/TB selection (2012)
PrepStar All-Southeast Region (2012)
Offensive Player of the Year (Milford Academy)
Four-Star Recruit - Scout.com

Kaige Lawrence
Offensive Line | 6-4, 280
Victorville, Calif. | Chaffey College/Chadron State/Silverado HS

Head Coach: Robert Hadaway
First-Team All-Conference

Kwesi Mashack
Cornerback | 5-10, 185
Corona, Calif. | Vista Murrieta HS

Head Coach: Coley Candaele
No. 52 cornerback (Scout.com)
West Coast Bowl
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Jordan Poland
Offensive Line | 6-8, 340
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. | La Jolla Country Da

Head Coach: Jeff Hutzler
All-American (247Sports.com)
U.S. Army All-America Bowl
First-Team All-State
Small School All-American
U.S. Air Force Sophomore All-American Team (2010)
Four-Star Recruit - Rivals.com

Jerrard Randall
Quarterback | 6-1, 190
Hollywood, Fla. | Northeast Mississippi C.C./LSU/Chaminade-Madonna HS

Head Coach: Ricky Smither
Second-Team All-State
First-Team All-County
Four-Star Recruit - Rivals.com, Scout.com

Antonio Smothers
Linebacker | 6-2, 237
Chicago, Ill. | Scottsdale C.C./West HS (Gary, Ind.)

Head Coach: Doug Madoski
ESPN JC 50
First-Team All-Conference
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com

Freddie Tagaloa
Offensive Lineman | 6-8, 330
Richmond, Calif. | California/Salesian HS

Played in 23 career games with 7 starts
U.S. Semper Fidelis All-American
International Bowl All-American
Small School All-American
Division III All-State
Four-Star Recruit - Rivals.com

Levi Walton
Offensive Line | 6-3, 270
North Fort Myers, Fla. | Ida S. Baker HS

Head Coach: Brian Conn
First-Team All-State
First-Team All-Conference
FACA All Star Game
Three-Star Recruit - 247Sports.com

Marquis Ware
Linebacker | 6-2, 210
Bellflower, Calif. | Bishop Mora Salesian HS

Head Coach: Roddy Hiatt
No. 23 outside linebacker (Scout.com)
No. 163 player (Rivals.com)
No. 252 player (Scout.com)
Blue-Grey All-American
Semper Fidelis All-American
Four-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Jace Whittaker
Defensive Back | 6-0, 170
Oceanside, Calif. | Oceanside HS

Head Coach: John Carroll
Defensive Player of the Year
First-Team All-Conference
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Nick Wilson
Running back | 5-10, 195
Fresno, Calif. | Central HS

Head Coach: Justin Garza
No. 29 running back (Scout.com)
No. 236 player (ESPN.com)
Second-Team All-State
First-Team All-Conference
All-Star Team (Fresno Bee)
Four-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Trevor Wood
Tight End | 6-6, 240
Scottsdale, Ariz. | Chaparral HS

Head Coach: Dave Huffine
No. 16 tight end (Scout.com)
24-7Football.com 2013 All-D2 Team
No. 1 tight end (Arizona Republic)
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

Jeff Worthy
Defensive Lineman | 6-3, 290
La Mirada, Calif. | Santa Ana College/Boise State/Whittier Christian HS

Head Coach: Geoff Jones
2013 Stats: 9 sacks, 70 tackles, 2 forced fumbles
First-Team All-State
Second-Team All-Conference
Three-Star Recruit - Scout.com, Rivals.com

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