It’s Signing Day, so now is the time to dream big, when every coach gets exactly what they need and every recruit is the next (fill in the blank of your favorite superstar).
Which brings us to Arizona signee Anu Solomon.
The quarterback from Bishop Gorman High School is the headliner of the Wildcats’ class, rated the second-best dual-threat quarterback in the nation, according to Rivals.com.
Pac-12 Networks analyst Yogi Roth, who has worked with Solomon at the Elite 11 quarterback camp, made this impressive comparison when talking Tuesday with local sports talk host Jody Oehler (1490-AM).
“You’re going to think I’m a little boisterous here, but I look at Russell Wilson,” said Roth, talking about the undersized quarterback who had a standout rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks. “They’re very similar in the way they throw the football.”
Solomon is listed at 6-feet. Wilson is 5-11.
Solomon threw for more than 10,000 career yards at Bishop Gorman and won four state titles.
“They play a national schedule. He’s been on big stages,” Roth said.
“He could play there as a true freshman. I think the system is similar to what he did at Bishop Gorman. I think he’s got the headiness that you need. Very similar to Russell Wilson — he has that natural voice to him, that leadership ability. …
“In this offense, he’s not just serviceable, he can really thrive.”