Brayden Dorman: Arizona lands 4-star QB

The Arizona Wildcats made an impressive potential addition to their 2023 recruiting class as Brayden Dorman announced his commitment on Tuesday night. The decision was made live on CBS Sports HQ.

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Assuming Dorman sticks with Arizona and signs with the program, this is a significant get for the Wildcats’ second-year head coach Jedd Fisch, who is in the early stages of a major rebuild. Dorman has reported scholarship offers from 10 other FBS programs, and the five finalists included the Wildcats, Colorado Buffaloes, Iowa State Cyclones, Mississippi State Bulldogs and Oregon State Beavers.

Brayden Dorman Recruiting Profile

  • 247Sports: 4-star | 233 National | 13 QB | 2 CO
  • On3: 3-star
  • Rivals: 4-star | 12 Pro-Style QB
  • ESPN: 4-star | 184 National | 10 Pro-Style QB | 1 CO

Arizona will need to wait a while to see Dorman on the field, and the Wildcats have a quarterback depth chart that has quite a bit of college football experience. They added Jayden de Laura, who spent the last two seasons as the Washington State Cougars starting quarterback, so that should be an immediate upgrade to the QB room.

De Laura was named Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year last season after leading the conference in passing yards and touchdowns. He completed 63.2% of his passes for 2,798 yards with 23 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

Will Plummer started the final six games of 2021, while Gunner Cruz and Jordan McCloud also took plenty of snaps before suffering season-ending injuries in consecutive weeks, and all are set to return. Arizona added a quarterback to the Class of 2022 with Noah Fifita, who is rated as high as a 4-star prospect from the four major recruiting sites.

All of the injuries at the quarterback position certainly became an issue as Arizona finished with a 1-11 record including 1-8 in conference play in 2021, the first season in Fisch’s tenure.

Dorman attends Vista Ridge High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics

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