The Arizona Wildcats have focused on their offensive and defensive lines for their 2012 recruiting class. That doesn't mean they won't add a little bit of speed to the mix, though, and the commitment of wide receiver Jarrell Bennett will certainly provide the team with a spark once he arrives on campus.
Anthony Gimino has the report on the latest commit:
"When I did my research in all the schools, I just liked the style of offense and I think I would fit," he said of Arizona's spread attack.
"What I do best is the thing I do after the catch," he added. "I make the plays after the catch."
He said he had 68 catches for about 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, and he had a few returns for touchdowns. "My favorite part is the punt return," he said. (In the video embedded above, you can see two two punt returns for scores starting at about the 7:50 mark.)
Bennett, who said he picked Arizona over TCU and Baylor, says he has been timed in 4.46 seconds for 40 yards. He projects as a slot receiver who can go turbo in the open field and has quick feet to avoid tackles in traffic.
Here is video of the Louisiana native:
For a team that runs so many screens, Bennett should fit in well with the offensive scheme. He also appears to block well, which hasn't exactly been a strong point of the receiving core at UA the past few seasons.
Welcome to Arizona, Jarrell. We look forward to seeing you and your speed on the field in a few seasons.