The Arizona Wildcats had an outstanding recruiting weekend and the good times keep on rolling down on the Tucson campus. The Wildcats were able to land on California's top athlete prospects.
The player in question is DelaShaun Dean (6-3, 184, 4.53) from Fairfield, Calif.
Dean made the Rivals.com preseason California Top 100 team and is rated the Golden State's No. 38 prospect at any position for the class of 2006.
"The Trip to Arizona was wonderful," Dean said. "It is a place where I felt that I could live there for four years."
"I liked the coaches and players," Dean said. "They pretty much got me."
Dean's high school teammate and very close friend Jamarr Robinson committed earlier to Arizona's archrival, ASU.
"I talked to Jamarr about it when I got home," Dean said. "He wasn't happy about it but he understands that Arizona is the school for me."
Dean projects as a wide receiver and return man for the Wildcats. He chose Arizona over other offers from Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Colorado.
Dean was having a great senior season before he went down with a season ending injury. In three games he had four touchdowns on offense and racked up over 30 tackles and picked off three passes on defense.
Dean will be 100% ready and raring to go when pre-season practice rolls around in August.
As a matter of fact, Dean is very hungry to get going with the Wildcats. He will go to Tucson in June and enroll in summer schools so he will be able to participate over the summer in the seven-on-seven drills.
"When that first game comes around in September, I want to be ready," Dean said. "I want to be contributing and helping the Wildcats win."