Call is Signing Day, call it recruiting geek Christmas, heck, call it OKG Day like coach Rodrguez does, It is the day the future becomes the present for Wildcat football. We'll be posting all day in the comments below about updates, surprises or just what you need to know about the WIldcats' 2013 recruiting haul.
It's 5:29 and the Wildcats first signee is Jack Banda.
6:00 a.m. MST Update
T.J. Johnson submitted his LOI around 5:30 this morning, making him the second newest Wildcat to sign with Arizona's 2013 Class. "I liked the program, the coaches and the players," said Johnson.
Coach Dudek also discussed Arizona's key recruiting markets under Rich Rodriguez this hour saying, "We're trying to lock down the state of Arizona first. We're then recruiting California from San Diego to Sacramento, and then Florida and Georgia."
8:33 a.m. MST Update
The biggest news in the last hour is Georgia Military College JUCO recruits Mario Alford (WR) and Brandon Golson (OLB) have decommitted and instead submitted their Letter of Intent to West Virginia.
It will be interesting to see what brews between Arizona and West Virginia in future seasons. Former Wildcat coach Tony Gibson had to be released by Arizona from his annual contract which renews each June. Generally, it's understood between exiting assistant and position coaches that you don't outwardly contact those athletes you were actively recruiting at your former school. However, Gibson "did" actively pursue both Alford and Golson and while that's not exactly a bona fide "no-no" in the uber competitive recruiting world, it is something that could result in a mini-rivalry between the Mountaineer and Wildcat coaching staffs on the rail (and maybe one day on the gridiron).
9:21 a.m. MST Update
The latest LOI's to be received this morning in the past hour:
Calvin Allen DE 6-5, 225
David Maka OG 6-5, 300
Pierre Cormier RB 5-10, 180 (4-star)
Lee Walker CB 6-0, 175
Luca Bruno DT 6-4, 280
Mauriece Lee APB 5-8, 185
9:53 a.m. MST Update
It's official, Anu Solomon submitted his LOI about 40 minutes ago. Joining Solomon in the past 20 minutes were the following commits:
DeAndre Miller 6-2, 230 ILB
Ryan Dunn 6-3, 210 OLB
R.J. Morgan 6-2, 200 S
Solomon, along with the already enrolled Jesse Scroggins, gives the Arizona coaching staff two high-quality quarterbacks that can step in to the program and compete right away for playing time at the position.