Arizona football

Four-star cornerback Naijiel Hale won't be signing with the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday.

The cornerback and the Wildcats decided to part ways this morning and shortly after, Hale committed to Washington.

Hale, who committed to the Wildcats in early July on national television, is currently visiting the Huskies on an official visit. He also visited Utah during the season. 

Rich Rodriguez's philosophy the past couple of years in recruiting has been to get commitments early with both sides staying committed until signing day. The staff is never crazy about commits taking visits to other schools and grew impatient with Hale looking around.

Hale, the son of the late rapper Nate Dogg, is the second high-profile cornerback to decommit from the Wildcats in the last three weeks. Five-star corner Jalen Tabor pledged to Arizona in early January, but flipped to Florida seven days later and enrolled in school a few days later. 

The Wildcats now have three cornerbacks — Rodney Carr, Kwesi Mashack and Patrick Glover — in their 27-man recruiting class. 

The Wildcats could replace Hale with a surprise on signing day, but that remains to be seen. Last year, the Wildcats gained a commitment from Khari McGee on signing day.