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2023 Arizona football early signing day tracker

Dec 21, 2022, 8:36 AM | Updated: Dec 22, 2022, 7:18 am
Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch talks to an official during the second half of an NCAA college footba...

Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch talks to an official during the second half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jedd Fisch’s second year leading the Arizona Wildcats football team saw a massive uptick in talent, and it showed in the win-loss columns.

Arizona went 5-7 after a 1-11 campaign to finish Fisch’s introductory year in Tucson. The transfer portal surely boosted the Wildcats thanks to additions like quarterback Jayden de Laura and receiver Jacob Cowing. They helped slingshot the Wildcats from anemic to, at the least, explosively inconsistent on offense.

The 2022 high school and junior college class also made its mark while signaling a talent boost could show up with further player development. The Wildcats’ 2022 recruiting class ranked 22nd in the nation.

With many of those younger players sticking around, Arizona’s roster has some continuity relative to other teams. And so recruiting star talent and selling early playing time in this class will be a little more difficult.

Wednesday was the first day of the early signing period, when high school and junior college athletes can sign their national letters of intent.

Heading into the thick of things Wednesday, Fisch and staff have Arizona’s 2023 recruiting class ranked 46th in the country, according to 247 Sports.

They finished national signing day ranked No. 45.

Below, you’ll find an updated list of players who have signed their official letters of intent to play football for the Wildcats:

2023 Arizona football recruiting signees

S Genesis Smith – 3 stars, Hamilton High School (Chandler, Ariz.)

LB Kamuela Kaaihue — 3 stars, President Theodore Roosevelt High School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

ATH Carlos Wilson — 3 stars, Inderkum High School (Sacramento, Calif.)

TE Dorian Thomas — 3 stars, Kentridge High School (Kent, Wash.)

ATH Nicholas Fernandez — 3 stars, San Pedro High School (San Pedro, Calif.)

EDGE Julian Savaiinaea — 3 stars, St. Louis High School ( Honolulu, Hawaii)

OL Raymond Pulido — 4 stars, Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, Calif.)

WR Malachi Riley — 3 stars, Centennial High School (Corona, Calif.)

OL Rhino Tapaatoutai — 3 stars, Bishop Alemany High School (Mission Hills, Calif.)

LB Taye Brown — 3 stars, Hamilton High School (Chandler, Ariz.)

CB Emmanuel Karnley — 3 stars, Las Lomas High School (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

DL Keanu Mailoto — JUCO, Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, Calif.)

S Genesis Smith — 3 stars, Hamilton High School (Chandler, Ariz.)

DL Dominic Lolesio — 3 stars, Long Beach Poly High School (Long Beach, Calif.)

OT Elijha Payne — 3 stars, Sierra Canyon High School (Chatsworth, Calif.)

ATH Gavin Hunter — 3 stars, Mililani High School (Mililani, Hawaii)

EDGE Tristan Davis — 3 stars, Lakeridge High School (Las Oswego, Ore.)

WR Jackson Holman — 3 stars, Mission Viejo High School (Mission Viejo, Calif.)

QB Brayden Dorman — 4 stars, Vista Ridge High School (Colorado Springs, Co.)

CB Canyon Moses — 3 stars, Midland Legacy High School (Midland, Texas)

S Arian Parish — 3 stars, Katy High School (Katy, Texas)

DL Tylen Gonzalez — no stars, Carlsbad High School (Carlsbad, N.M.)

RB Brandon Johnson — 3 stars, Highland High School (Palmdale, Calif.)

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