The Arizona Wildcats are nearly finished with their 2013 recruiting class, other than babysitting the committed players through the season to make sure there are no defections.
Arizona added the 25th member to its class Saturday when defensive lineman Luca Bruno from Oak Park (Calif.) High School committed to UA. He is rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Bruno was credited with 133 tackles and six sacks as a junior, playing strong-side end.
“I play strong side and the other teams were always going weak side so I had to scramble a lot and chase down plays from behind,” Bruno told Wildcat Sports Report, a TucsonCitizen.com partner.
Bruno (6-4, 280) also had scholarship offers from Cal and Oregon State, among others, and was strongly considering SMU. His father, Frank Bruno, played fullback for UCLA in the early 1980s. A newspaper story from last season describes him as energetic and tenacious.
Although coach Rich Rodriguez has just about wrapped up his first full recruiting class at Arizona, he’s not ready to put a bow on it yet.
The Cats are at the NCAA limit of 25 scholarships per year, but it is reasonable to expect a couple of players to de-commit and sign elsewhere — it always happens. The coaches will keep watch on a handful of players to fill any potential departures, and they do have one spot available for a mid-year transfer who would count backward toward this year’s limit.
That spot could be filled by someone who is already committed, freeing up a scholarship for the February signing class.
Here is a look at Arizona’s 25 committed recruits and how they are ranked:
|Calvin Allen||DE||6-5||225||La Cueva HS||Albuquerque, N.M.||NR||3||3|
|Jacob Alsadek||OT||6-7||332||Torrey Pines HS||San Diego, Calif.||3||NR||NR|
|Derek Babiash||CB||6-1||165||Poway HS||Poway, Calif.||3||3||4|
|Jack Banda||DE||6-4||225||Grayson HS||Loganville, Ga.||2||NR||2|
|Luca Bruno||DL||6-4||280||Oak Park HS||Oak Park, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Pierre Cormier||RB||5-10||180||Madison HS||San Diego, Calif.||4||3||3|
|Brandon Cox||QB||6-2||185||Pasadena HS||Pasadena, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Ryan Dunn||LB||6-3||210||San Ramon Valley HS||Danville, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Paul Elvira||WR||5-11||175||Marcos De Niza HS||Tempe||2||2||2|
|Samajie Grant||WR||5-10||170||Colony HS||Ontario, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Zachary Green||RB||5-10||210||St. Bonaventure HS||Ventura, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Steven Gurrola||C||6-2||280||Glendale CC||Glendale||2||3||3|
|Devin Holiday||DB||5-10||170||Mission Hills HS||San Marcos, Calif.||3||3||3|
|Prince Holloway||CB||5-9||160||Hutchinson CC||Hutchinson, Kan.||3||NR||3|
|Mauriece Lee||RB||5-8||185||Marcos De Niza HS||Tempe||3||3||3|
|Tony Mekari||DT||6-2||270||Westlake HS||Westlake Village, Calif.||NR||2||2|
|DeAndre Miller||LB||6-3||215||Buckeye HS||Buckeye||3||3||3|
|R.J. Morgan||DB||6-2||210||Crater Academy||Central Point, Ore.||NR||2||2|
|Nate Phillips||WR||5-9||165||Basha HS||Chandler||3||2||2|
|Anu Solomon||QB||6-0||195||Bishop Gorman HS||Las Vegas||3||4||3|
|Logan Stott||OG||6-3||300||Pine View HS||Saint George, Utah||3||4||3|
|Derrick Turituri||LB||6-2||225||Crater Academy||Central Point, Ore.||3||2||2|
|Lee Walker||WR||6-0||175||Madison HS||San Diego, Calif.||NR||NR||NR|
|Tommy Woodson||QB||6-1||215||Gateway HS||Monroeville, Pa.||2||2||2|
|Philip Wright||LB||6-1||225||Cardinal Newman HS||Santa Rosa, Calif.||2||2||2|