Arizona gets transfer commitment from big-play receiver, former UTEP standout Jacob Cowing
Replacing versatile slot receiver Stanley Berryhill III won’t be an easy task, but Arizona coach Jedd Fisch has found a promising candidate from the transfer portal.
The Wildcats landed former UTEP star wideout Jacob Cowing on Monday. With offers from Florida, Ole Miss, and Oregon, among others, Cowing picked UA. He shared the news on Twitter.
First want to say thank you to all the coaches I have talked to these past couple weeks. With that being said with the great conversations I’ve had with the coaching staff I have decided to commit to The University of Arizona for my last 2 years🙏🏽#beardown🐻⬇️@CoachJeddFisch pic.twitter.com/Nn2YpZBMOQ
— Jacob Cowing (@jaycowing_) January 3, 2022
Cowing had 1,367 yards and seven scores this past season for the Miners. With only 19 more catches than the team’s second-leading wideout, he had twice as many receiving yards. Cowing was a big-play threat every time he touched the ball. The third-year sophomore averaged over 19 yards a catch and the second-best yards-per-route-run clip among receivers with at least 40 targets, per PFF. He had 17 receptions of 30 yards or more on the season, the second-best mark in the country and six more than the entire Arizona team.
That’s a big-time addition for Fisch, the Arizona offense, and whoever ends up playing quarterback next season.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Cowing—an Arizona native who starred at Maricopa High—led UTEP in receiving each of the last three seasons, and put up 2,608 yards an 13 touchdowns for his career.
He’ll join a room that is also adding 4-star signee Tetairoa McMillan as well as AJ Jones and Kevin Green. Arizona is also returning Dorian Singer (301 yards), Jamarye Joiner (48 yards), Anthony Simpson (46 yards), and Ma’jon Wright, who missed all of 2021 after transferring in prior to the season.
Berryhill led the team in receiving this past season with 749 yards and a touchdown on 83 receptions, but has since declared for the 2022 NFL Draft. Cowing should be able to step in right away and fill his shoes. He’ll have three years to play two.