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Arizona adds three-star defensive lineman, nearly done with 2013 class

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:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School Hometown 247 Rivals Scout
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

For more recruiting news, go to WildcatSportsReport.com.

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