Arizona Wildcats football: Cats get first commitment for 2015

2013-11-23T12:19:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: Cats get first commitment for 2015Daniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 23, 2013 12:19 pm  • 

The Arizona Wildcats are on the board for 2015.

The UA got its first commitment for 2015 this morning when Gilbert Campo Verde defensive tackle Finton Connolly pledged to the UA.

Connolly is currently on an unofficial visit to the UA for the Wildcats' game against Oregon. 

Connolly is listed at 6-feet-3-inches and 255 pounds and was drawing interest from Arizona State, BYU and others. Arizona was his only offer at the time of his commitment. 

Connolly had 90 tackles and five sacks for Campo Verde this season, according to his MaxPreps stats. 

The defensive tackle is one of 15 unofficial visitors on the UA's campus this weekend. 

Connolly's commitment continues a trend of Arizona nailing down its in-state recruiting base. Of its 27 commitments for 2014, eight are from Arizona and now the first one from 2015 is also an in-state commit. 

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

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