Arizona recruiting notes: Cats add a tight end from Hawaiiby Anthony Gimino on Jan. 27, 2012, under Arizona football, Arizona football recruiting
One of the benefits of new Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez re-hiring offensive line coach Robert Anae was the continuation of recruiting ties to the islands.
Anae, who has deep ties to the Hawaii and the Polynesian community, helped secure the commitment this week of tight end Keoni Bush-Loo from Honolulu’s Kamehameha school.
Bush-Loo took an official visit to Arizona last weekend, and had been set to visit Nebraska this weekend before his commitment.
Bush-Loo (6-4, 240) is rated a two-star recruit by Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com. He also took an official visit to Idaho and had a scholarship offer from Washington, among others.
Rodriguez has talked about how his spread read-option offense is multiple and incorporate the use of the tight end — much like Oregon has done in recent seasons, further creating space by having the right tight end run up the seam.
Bush-Loo also played defensive end in high school.
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–Quarterback Javelle Allen, who has committed to Arizona, can be seen next Wednesday on the CBS Sports Network in the International Bowl. The U.S. Under-19 national team will take on an IFAF 19-under World Team. The game will begin at 4 p.m. Tucson time. Among those who have played in this game in the past are Virginia Tech running back David Wilson, LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and Texas receiver Jaxon Shipley.
–After playing host to quarterback Devin Fuller early in the week, the Arizona coaches welcomed in another mid-week transfer — three-star safety Bam Bradley from Dayton, Ohio. Bradley, who was tweeting during his visit Thursday, has taken official visits to Ohio State, Stanford and Pitt.
–Deaysean Rippy, a four-star linebacker from McKees Rocks, Pa., tweeted that he has eliminated Colorado from consideration. His three final schools are West Virginia, Arizona and Pitt.
–You might want to tune in to FoxSportsArizona on Wednesday at 10 a.m. That is when Scottsdale Chaparral High defensive lineman Dylan Cozens and Chandler Hamilton High defensive tackle Jaxon Hood will announce their college choices, with Arizona very much being in play. Chandler High School receiver Javon Williams, who visited UA, also is set to announce at that time, although he reportedly was down to Arkansas and UCLA, according to ESPN.com.