As the saying goes, the rich get richer. That certainly holds true for Coach Miller and his Arizona Wildcats, as they have landed another top 2012 recruit, 7-footer Kaleb Tarczewski. Arizona beat out Bill Self and Kansas for the #11 recruit in our 2012 rankings.
“The real surprise in this to me is that Kansas invested so much time in Kaleb” said ESPN analyst Dave Telep. “For Arizona to get him, to beat out Kansas for a guy like this, it’s a huge commitment.”
The Wildcats 2012 class now includes Gabe York, Kaleb Tarczewski, Grant Jerrett, and Brandon Ashley, all four players are in our top 50 players of the 2012 class. Coach Miller has put together an absolutely loaded class.
Ashley, a 6-foot-8, 215 athletic forward from Findlay Prep, is our #6 rated recruit, while Jerrett, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound banger, comes in at #18, and York at #41.
“The real interesting part in this to me is how Arizona can go both coasts,” Telep said. “They’re bi-coastal right now. I don’t ever know if they’ve ever been like that before. Even when they were playing for championships and final fours I don’t know if their reach was as big as it is right now. They are back to being a national recruiting power.”
With Jerrett, Ashley, and York, the Wildcats already had the No. 1 2012 recruiting class according to ESPN. Now with Tarczewski, Arizona’s class is undoubtedly the best in the country.