Arizona adds 4 recruits to signing class

New University of Arizona Wildcats head football coach Kevin Sumlin speaks during his introductory press conference at the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility on Tuesday,  Jan. 16, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. Sumlin succeeds Rich Rodriguez, who was fired in December 2017. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona football program and head coach Kevin Sumlin announced four additions to the 2018 recruiting class. Safety Dayven Coleman, quarterbacks Kevin Doyle and Jamarye Joiner and defensive end Adam Plant join a group of 16 student-athletes announced in December as part of the new early signing period.

“This is a very balanced class with talented players on both sides of the ball,” Sumlin said. “The majority of our players signed in December, but we are excited about today’s additions to what is a group of young men that we are excited about.  Our entire staff is looking forward to getting this group to campus and becoming a part of our program and our community.”

The additions Wednesday bring the class to 20 — 11 on offense and nine on defense. The class is comprised of 10 players from California, four from Texas, three from Arizona and one each from Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

Wednesday’s announcements for Doyle and Joiner give the Wildcats a pair of quarterbacks in their 2018 recruiting class. Meanwhile, Coleman adds another versatile athlete in the secondary, while Plant offers size and athleticism for the defensive front.

The 20-player class focused heavily on adding size to the lines on either side of the ball. Over a third of the total class – three offensive linemen and four defensive linemen – will bolster the depth in the trenches.

Among the December signees, three are already enrolled an on campus: Defensive linemen PJ Johnson and Mykee Irving and offensive linemen David Watson.

Arizona football Class of 2018

QB Kevin Doyle, 6-3, 210, Saint John’s HS, West Chester PA.

QB Jamarye Joiner, 6-2, 200, Cienega HS, Tucson

RB Darrius Smith, 5-9, 170, Dawson HS, Pearland, Texas

WR Tre Adams, 6-3, 190, Wakeland HS, Frisco, Texas

WR Jailen Bailey, 5-11, 180, Lincoln HS, San Diego

WR Thomas Marcus, 6-3, 180, San Diego HS

TE Jake Peters, 6-4, 240, Santa Margarita HS, Rancho Santa Margarita HS

TE Zach Williams, 6-3, 230, Johns Creek (Ga.) HS

OL David Watson, 6-5, 290, Amphi HS, Tucson

OL Steve Bailey, 6-2, 190, Glendale CC, Litchfield Park

OL Donovan Laie, 6-6, 290, Oceanside (Calif.) HS

DT Mykee Irving, 6-4, 320, Calabasas (Calif.) HS

DT PJ Johnson, 6-5, 315, City College of San Francisco, Sacramento

DE Adam Plant, 6-5, 240, Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas

DE Nahe Sulunga, 6-3, 255, Calabasas HS, Inglewood, Calif.

LB Issaiah Johnson, 6-2, 210, Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS

CB McKenzie Barnes, 6-2, 170, Edison HS, Fresno, Calif.

CB Jhevon HIll, 6-3, 185, Cajon HS, San Bernardino, Calif.

S Dayven Coleman, 6-2, 210, West Mesquite HS, Mesquite, Texas

S Christian Young, 6-2, 195, Foster HS, Richmond, Texas

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