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Arizona Wildcats football: Cats cap off signing day with 23 commits

2013-02-06T10:09:00Z 2013-04-24T16:29:56Z Arizona Wildcats football: Cats cap off signing day with 23 commitsDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 06, 2013 10:09 am  • 

The Arizona Wildcats signed 23 athletes to national letters of intent today and could still add one more by the weekend.

The program hosted a Google+ Hangout and live streamed all the action in the football office. The coaches hung jerseys of all the future players in the office and ran a highlight video of each signee.

Georgia defensive end Jack Banda was the first to send his letter in a little after 5 a.m., and California defensive back Devin Holiday was the last around 11 a.m. 

Anu Solomon, the Arizona Wildcats' most heralded recruit in the 2013 class, also sent in his letter of intent to the UA.

Solomon is ranked as a four-star recruit by Scout.com recruiting service and Sports Illustrated recently ranked the Las Vegas signal-caller as the QB most likely to have an impact as a true freshman. 

Solomon was supposed to play in Tuesday's International Bowl in Austin, Texas, but is recovering from a minor thumb injury and skipped the game. He committed to Arizona in May over Arizona State, Colorado, UNLV and others. 

"He is an absolute winner," said co-offensive coordinator Rod Smith during the program's Google+ Hangout. "He is a four-year starter who went 56-4 and won four state championships. All he does is produce and win."

The Las Vegas quarterback is one of three four-star recruits in the class joining running back Pierre Cormier and cornerback Derek Babiash. All three have sent their letters of intent to coach Rich Rodriguez and the Wildcats. 

As of 10:30 a.m., the Wildcats had received letters of intent from 20 athletes and should still receive three to five more.

The only surprise sign for the Wildcats so far has been Fresno, Calif., quarterback/athlete Khari McGee. McGee is ranked as a two-star recruit by Scout and chose the Wildcats over Oregon State and Utah. 

Prince Holloway, a junior college defensive back from Kansas, could still sign with the Wildcats this weekend. He committed to the program during the season

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