Arizona notes: Carey takes national rushing lead
OCT 20, 2013 4:10p ET
It carried over late into the night and into Sunday and Monday in a number of areas.
After rushing for a season-high 236 yards in the victory, junior Ka'Deem Carey moved into first place on the national leaderboard with an average of 161.0 yards per game, up nearly 20 yards from where he entered the weekend. Last year, he led the nation in yards rushing (1,929) and yards per game with (148.4). He is now 13 yards per game ahead of Western Kentucky's Antonio Andrews.
And on Monday, the Pac-12 recognized Carey as the conference's offensive player of the week for his performance.
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has long said Carey runs with a "hunger" that continues to define his style and game. Many of the great ones possess that quality, Rodriguez said.
"Ka'Deem is one of the best I've ever coached," Rodriguez said Saturday night.
Carey is also among the best ever to play, according to the statistics. After Saturday night, Carey ranks fifth in school history with 3,159 yards, passing Nic Grigsby and Hubie Oliver in one night. He's four yards behind Mike Bell and just under 700 yards from Trung Canidate's school record (3,824).
More good news came in the long-term form, as Arizona picked up two significant commitments over the weekend.
Just as the game was ending late Saturday night, Tucson Salpointe Catholic standout Kaelin Deboskie tweeted his commitment to Arizona. Deboskie, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound receiver, is rated by Scout.com as a three-star recruit and the No. 121 player at his position nationally.
And just hours later, Cape Coral, Fla., offensive lineman Levi Walton took to Twitter to announce his own commitment. The 6-6, 275-pound Walton, out of Ida Baker High, is not rated by Scout but had scholarship offers from several smaller schools and had recently visited Indiana.