Arizona Wildcats quarterback recruit Anu Solomon, one of the centerpieces of coach Rich Rodriguez’s second recruiting class, had a more-than-solid showing at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Friday night.
Solomon completed 6 of 9 passes for 50 yards and a touchdown while directing two series in the first half.
His playing time was cut short when he suffered a bruised thumb on his first play of the second half while blocking on a reverse.
Solomon was picked No. 10 in a rating of the game’s top performers by 247Sports.
“Solomon has the look of a gamer,” wrote Barton Simmons. “When he was behind center, he just displayed a poise and comfort level throwing inside and outside of the pocket and using his feet effectively when necessary.”
You can see some of his highlights starting at about the 3:20 mark of the video below.
Solomon, wearing No. 12, makes a nice throw across his body for a completion while running to his left. Although he’s not big at 6-0, 195, you’ll see him lower his shoulder and run over a defender (replayed multiple times on the video). He’s not super-fast, but he would have effective running skills in Rodriguez’s offense to go along with a very good arm.
In the video, after his run, you’ll see him throw a nice ball on a slant for a touchdown.
In a in-game interview on the NFL Network, Solomon said: “Coach Rich Rodriguez, he can really help me success in the next four years of my life.”
Solomon is rated No. 131 in Rivals.com’s ranking of the nation’s top prospects.