Spring ball has come to an end in Tucson, giving Mike Stoops and his coaching staff a chance to reflect on their personnel and decide who will get repetitions this fall.
The spring game on Apr. 10 was the first chance for many Wildcats to see some of the players that will be making big plays.
The offense kept their play calling fairly simple and vanilla, but that didn't stop some players from making some big-time plays.
Juron Criner, as expected, was the star of the offense, making two spectacular touchdown catches. If his production carries over into next season, he may be a candidate to enter the NFL draft a year early.
The defense had quite a few players leave, and subsequently has those holes to fill before play begins next season. Fan expectations were fairly low, but the defense pulled off some great plays, including three interceptions, to start the fans talking about progress.
Ricky Elmore sacked Nick Foles on the first play from scrimmage and set the tone for the day. Elmore was simply better than whichever lineman was trying to block him, and his production should be enough to garner him All Pac-10 considerations this year.
The best part about spring football is the chance to see the players that fans might not have heard of, or seen play before. The Wildcats have a great crop of players arriving in Tucson this fall that could possibly impact the team, but there are players in Tucson now who have caught the attention of fans.
Here's a list of 10 players whose contributions were noticed this spring, and whose play should translate to playing time this fall.