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Jason Dayee, Assistant Sports Editor • December 7, 2023

The Wildcat recruiting trail: Week of Oct. 22

Mason Kumet
Arizona men’s basketball players are introduced during pregame in McKale Center on Monday, Oct. 20. Arizona won its preseason exhibition against Lewis-Clark State College 110-70.

The University of Arizona approaches the midway point of the present season — its last in the Pac-12. It will soon formalize its new affiliation with the Big 12 conference and has already announced intentions to join for the 2024-25 season and beyond. 

Here are the latest recruiting updates to know about: 

Arizona 2024 football commitments in October:

Quimari ShemwellWide receiver/Cornerback, Long Beach Poly High School (Long Beach, California

Shemwell committed on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and is Arizona football’s newest addition to the 2024 class. 247Sports has Shemwell graded as a three-star prospect, and he also held offers from Washington State University, the University of Utah and others.

Stacy Bey – Two-way player Running Back/Linebacker, Rancho Cucamonga High School (Rancho Cucamonga, California

Bey committed on Sunday, Oct. 8, just two days after his teammate also committed to Arizona. Bey is graded as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and held offers from Florida State University, the University of Colorado Boulder and others.

Rahim WrightCornerback, Rancho Cucamonga High School (Rancho Cucamonga, California

Wright committed on Friday, Oct. 6, and was Arizona’s first commitment of the month. He is graded as a three-star prospect and one of the 50 best players in the California class of 2024 by 247Sports. He held offers from Colorado, San Diego State University and others.


Elijah RushingEdge, Salpointe Catholic High School (Tucson

Rushing, a five-star prospect and local product, decommitted on Sunday, Oct. 8. When he committed, he was the highest-ranked recruit to ever sign with the Wildcats.

Keona WilhiteDefensive lineman, Salpointe Catholic High School (Tucson

Wilhite was the first of the Salpointe Lancers to backtrack. He decommitted on Monday, Oct. 2, and has since recommitted to the University of Washington on Monday, Oct. 23.

Arizona 2024 men’s basketball commits:

Emmanuel StephenCenter, Dream City Christian School (Glendale, Arizona

Stephen is the most recent commit to the Arizona men’s basketball team. The 7-foot tall center is graded as a four-star prospect and the fifth-best player in Arizona by 247Sports. Stephen committed on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and held offers from the University of Kansas, Louisiana State University, Baylor University and others.

Carter BryantForward, Centennial High School (Corona, California

Bryant is a 6-foot-8 forward who committed to the Wildcats on Wednesday, April 26. He was graded as a four- to five-star prospect by 247Sports and he is regarded as one of the five best players in the California class of 2024. Bryant held 21 offers from schools like Duke University, Gonzaga University, the University of Louisville and others.

Jamari PhillipsPoint guard, AZ Compass Prep School (Chandler, Arizona)

Phillips was the first commit in Arizona’s 2024 class. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard out of Chandler, Arizona, is graded as a four-star prospect by 247Sports and one of the top five players in Arizona. He committed on Dec. 18, 2022, and held offers to Kansas, Duke, the University of Illinois and others.

Arizona baseball commits in the last 50 days:

Class of 2024:

  • Micah GarrettRight-handed pitcher/Outfielder, All Hallows High School (Bronx, New York)  
  • Salvador ValenzuelaLeft-handed pitcher, Nogales High School (Nogales, Arizona

Class of 2025:

  • Cody FreitasRight-handed pitcher/Third baseman, Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School (Bourbonnais, Illinois)

Arizona softball commits in the last 50 days: 

Class of 2024: 

  • Anyssa WildFirst baseman/Third baseman, Salpointe Catholic High School (Tucson

Class of 2025: 

  • Addyson SheppardShortstop/Infield, Kingwood High School (Kingwood, Texas)
  • Rylie HolderRight-handed pitcher/First baseman, Fulshear High School (Fulshear, Texas)
  • Kezia LucasThird baseman/Catcher, Kamehameha Kapalama High School (Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sinalei TalatainaThird baseman/First baseman, Cathedral Catholic High School (San Diego, California)

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