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TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona football and head coach Rich Rodriguez have announced the National Letter of Intent student-athletes of the 2014 recruiting class. Rodriguez's third class at Arizona includes 14 offensive players and 11 defensive players.

 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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