Arizona Wildcats football: Cats get two more commitments from California brothers

2014-03-29T16:47:00Z 2014-03-29T17:20:27Z Arizona Wildcats football: Cats get two more commitments from California brothersDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

On the biggest day of the basketball season, Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats are staying plenty busy on the football side. 

After getting a commitment this morning from three-star tight end Ricky McCoy, the Wildcats added two more players to the fold this afternoon.

Darick Holmes, a class of 2015 product from Oaks Christian High School (Calif.) and his younger brother Darnay, a member of the 2017 class, have both committed to the UA.

Darick, listed at 5-feet-7-inches and 173 pounds is rated as a three-star prospect by the Scout.com recruiting service. The wide receiver also had offers from Arizona State, UCLA, Colorado State and others. 

Darnay is a cornerback and is listed at 5-9, 182. He was offered by the Wildcats today and jumped on the offer.

Their father, also Darick, played five seasons in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. He went to Portland State University.

The younger Darick is rated as the 99th best prospect in the state of California by Rivals.com. He received an offer from UCLA after his sophomore year and the Bruins were thought to be the leader in his recruitment. But Darick, who is on an unofficial visit to Arizona this weekend, pulled the trigger and committed while in Tucson, like his younger brother. 

Darick Holmes had 449 receiving yards and three touchdowns and had 404 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. He was teammates with incoming quarterback Brandon Dawkins.

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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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