Cats Camp 2020: Wildcats Prep in Arizona Stadium
TUCSON, Ariz. — As day seven of fall camp rolled around, the Wildcats ventured into Arizona Stadium for the first time as a prelude to Saturday night's scrimmage.
After the high-energy Friday practice session, defensive backs coach Greg Burns and redshirt senior defensive back Lorenzo Burns sat down with the media. For their full interviews, click HERE or press play on the featured video above.
Coach Burns, who oversees all of Arizona defensive backs, safeties and corners, is encouraged by the depth of leadership and experience within his unit.
"The cool part is, with this group, I've got multiple leaders," he said. "[Lorenzo] Burns for sure is going to be the staple, but he's going to lead in his own way, he's not going to be the rah-rah guy he's going to be the subtle 'come over here' and let you know in his own way. I got Christian Roland-Wallace, he's going to be the guy that will speak his mind when he has the chance to. Then I've got Jarrius Wallace, he's probably going to be the louder one of the group."
Quote of the Night
Lorenzo Burns on being with the fourth position coach of his career: "I don't see it as being difficult, I see it as an opportunity for me to learn different coaching styles, different views of the game ... Being able to get information from each one of those coaches has been a great opportunity."
Photo of the Night
Number of the Night — 11
The Wildcats ranked fifth in the Pac-12 in 2019 with 11 interceptions, four of which were contributed by team-leading cornerback Lorenzo Burns. He logged picks against Hawai'i, Texas Tech, UCLA, and Utah. Burns also had five interceptions during his 2018 campaign, which ranked tied for first in the Pac-12 and ranked second nationally among all freshmen.
Featured Returner — RS Senior DB Lorenzo Burns
Burns, who was tabbed as the Wildcats Defensive MVP last season, will serve as one of the Cats defensive leaders in 2020. The 5-foot-11 cornerback has played in 37 games with 35 starts across four seasons in Tucson. During his prolific Arizona career, Burns has tallied 168 tackles, nine interceptions, 34 passes defensed, six tackles for loss, and two sacks. As he enters his redshirt senior season in 2020, Burns currently ranks 15th in Arizona program history with 25 pass breakups.
"I expect him to be the ringleader for the [defensive backs]," coach Burns said. "I expect that what he does is what the group is going to do. I expect big things; he's a vet who understands his position, he's got a good skill set, and right now he's going to lead us and I'm excited for him."
Featured Newcomer — Freshman WR Ma'jon Wright
Freshman wideout Ma'jon Wright saw time on both sides of the ball during his prep career at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, spending time at wide receiver and safety. During his two-year varsity career at Gibbons he totaled 44 receptions for 549 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 12 tackles and one interception on defense. Wright was a member of the Chiefs 2018 squad that brought home the Florida Class 5A State Championship with a 48-10 title game rout in which he recorded an interception.
"He brings high energy, very passionate," outside receivers coach Taylor Mazzone said of Wright on signing day. "We're excited about him, he's a very fierce competitor."
For more from Wright's film room breakdown with Mazzone, check out the video below.
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