DB McKenzie Barnes verbally commits to Arizona Wildcats over Oregon, Mississippi State

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Arizona adds a cornerback to its 2018 class.

Arizona seems to be building some momentum in its 2018 recruiting class. 

Saturday, the Wildcats secured a verbal commitment from cornerback McKenzie Barnes, a 6-foot, 170-pounder from Fresno, California. 

"For the next 4-5 years I am looking forward to furthering my education and career (at) the University of Arizona," Barnes wrote in a message posted to Twitter. (The tweet is at the bottom of the page)

Barnes, from Edison High School, is rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com and the 24th-best cornerback in California. He chose the Wildcats despite offers from Oregon, Mississippi State and Washington State.

He's the 11th player to commit to Arizona's 2018 class, which recently added two defensive linemen in Josh Walker of IMG Academy in Florida and Mykee Irving of Calabasas (California) High School. Both Irving and Walker picked Arizona over UCLA. Six of Arizona's 11 commitments come on the defensive side of the ball.

After this season, the Wildcats will lose No. 1 cornerback Dane Cruikshank, who is entering his senior season and Arizona has been looking for depth at the position. The Wildcats added Tony Wallace and Malik Hausman to the roster this season as part of its 2017 recruiting class.

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Article DB McKenzie Barnes verbally commits to Arizona Wildcats over Oregon, Mississippi State compiled by tucson.com