The Arizona Wildcats signed two Polynesian offensive linemen — Faitele Faafoi and Lene Maiava — on Wednesday. Coach Mike Stoops added a junior college defensive tackle, Aowae De Rego, who attended high school in Hawaii.
To make it easier, he goes by the first name of Lamar.
Beyond that, freshman defensive tackle Saneilia Fuimaono enrolled at the semester break. He joins a dizzying array of vowels on the defensive line — Kirifi Taulu, Auilua Fanene and Sione Tuihalamaka.
Former Arizona assistant Mike Tuiasosopo, who left for Colorado after last season, did a nice job of helping the Wildcats recruit Polynesian players during the Stoops era. But Arizona’s recruiting power in that area has tripled.
Stoops’ three new assistants — offensive line coach Robert Anae, secondary coach Duane Akina and defensive tackles coach Joe Salave’a — all have strong ties to that part of the world.