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Arizona-bound quarterback Anu Solomon wins fourth Nevada state title

University of Arizona-bound quarterback Jarrett “Anu” Solomon won his fourth Nevada state title Saturday afternoon and surpassed 10,000 career passing yards.

Solomon, a four-year starter for Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School, threw for four touchdowns as the Gaels routed Liberty 63-10 at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium. Solomon was 7 of 11 for 199 yards.

Solomon, who holds all the major passing records among big schools in Nevada history, completed 532 of 838 passes for 10,111 yards, with 138 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, in his career. He also rushed for 19 touchdowns.

Solomon (6-1, 200) committed to Arizona in May; he can sign in February.

He was Sports Illustrated’s High School Player of the Week this week.

“This is a kid that has been blessed with a lot of great gifts: an incredibly strong arm, a great sense of competitiveness and a lot of mental toughness,” Bishop Gorman coach Tony Sanchez told SI.com. “In football, he just has a great ability to see plays and extend them. He’s done such a tremendous job.”

In the video above, Sanchez said the Solomon family developed a “really tight connection” with Arizona and coach Rich Rodriguez early in the recruiting process. Solomon’s other finalists were Washington, Utah, Arizona State and UCLA.

“I think the University of Arizona really liked Jarrett for a number of reasons,” Sanchez said in the Si.com video.

“Obviously, he has incredible arm strength, is an incredible athlete. But they really liked the person he was, too. After getting to know him and meeting his family, they really felt comfortable with the intangibles — just his character, his work ethic, all those little things. I think he is going to do a great job there.”

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