2022 College Football Class Review: Arizona

By Corey Long - @CoreyLong
Updated Jan. 12, 2022.

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2022 College Recruiting - 5 Commits

Last Player Grade Published on Oct. 15, 2021
Arizona logo LB Sterling Lane (Westlake Village, CA) commits to Arizona  View Class

Despite being one of the worst, if not the worst team, among the Power Five conferences, Jeff Fisch and his staff have done a great job at recruiting and have a class inside the top 40. Lane (6-4, 238) is going to likely grow into a traditional defensive end and put his hand in the ground. He can get up the field quickly and has some experience playing outside linebacker, so he's not completely overmatched when left in space to defend on the boundary.

Sterling Lane's Player Grade: B
Arizona logo CB Zeke Berry (Concord, CA) commits to Arizona  View Class

Arizona has gotten some nice players in this class, and the staff went to a traditional powerhouse program, De La Salle, to grab Berry (6-0, 185). I looked at Berry on a couple different games, and he's a very good athlete who can play both sides of the football. In my opinion, Berry could be an excellent running back, but as a cornerback, he is going to make things happen. Berry runs like a cornerback, but has the mentality of a safety. He is physical and a great tackler. Berry can run and has long speed to stick on man coverage. I think Berry can offer several options in the secondary, and he's a centerpiece for Arizona's 2022 recruiting class.

Zeke Berry's Player Grade: B+
Arizona logo CB Kyron Chambers (Dallas, TX) commits to Arizona  View Class

Chambers (6-0, 188) gave the edge to Arizona over Indiana after taking official visits to both schools. Right away, I think he might be the best player in Arizona's class. Chambers seems to be able to do everything to an above-average level. He can run and has the size and strength to jam receivers off the line. Chambers can work in man coverage or drop into zone and read the passing lanes. His reaction time is good. Chambers will challenge for the ball in the air. He will have to turn more of the pass breakups into interceptions, but there's a lot to like with Chambers.

Kyron Chambers' Player Grade: B
Arizona logo QB Noah Fifita (Anaheim, CA) commits to Arizona  View Class

In a rebuild situation, it's more important to get the best player rather than get the player with less talent who fits a certain size profile. Fifita (5-9, 178) is not a big guy; there's no question about that. But he might be the most dynamic quarterback in the 2022 class from an athletic standpoint.

Despite Fifita's stature, he can play in the pocket and sling the ball around the yard. And when he gets his legs moving, watch out, because Fifita is always a threat to make a chunk play or even score when the play gets off schedule. If Fifita was 6-foot-2, there's no doubt in my mind he'd be an Elite 11-type talent. As it is, he's a little short. Fifita will gain some muscle and strength to deal with the physical play he'll face in the Pac-12, but I would put his skill set and athleticism up against any of other top quarterbacks in the class.

Noah Fifita's Player Grade: B
Arizona logo ATH Jermaine Wiggins Jr. (Lawrence, MA) commits to Arizona  View Class

Wiggins (6-4, 232) plays football at Bridgton Academy in Connecticut. He is a big athlete who could play either tight end or defensive end at the next level. Arizona, which made its offer in January, is recruiting Wiggins as a defensive player.

Wiggins plays with a good motor and can run around a bit. He will put his hand in the ground in college, and he has to show the burst off the ball and the bend to be able to get in the backfield. Wiggins comes from an NFL pedigree. His father, Jermaine Wiggins Sr., played tight end for five teams in seven seasons. Jermaine Wiggins Jr. has good size and puts forth a quality effort. He'll need reps to continue to improve in all areas.

Jermaine Wiggins Jr.'s Player Grade: C+

All Commitments - 6

Most recent Commitment on Jan. 12, 2022
  • 1/12 - Rayshon Luke RB
  • 8/21 - Sterling Lane LB
  • 7/27 - Zeke Berry CB
  • 6/16 - Kyron Chambers CB
  • 4/4 - Noah Fifita QB
  • 3/19 - Jermaine Wiggins Jr. ATH

Last Season's Roster:

  • Seniors: 0
  • Juniors: 0
  • Sophmores: 0
  • Freshmen: 0


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