Linebackers get Arizona offer

Arizona offered twin brothers at linebacker on Monday. Read on to see how they feel about the offer, when they will visit, and more.

Memorial Day was a good day for the Latu family. Both Viliami Latu and his brother Alani were offered by the University of Arizona.

Ami and AJ are twin linebackers for Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School and stand 6-foot-2, 230-pounds. The offer from Arizona is the sixth offer for Ami and seventh for his brother Alani. Hawaii, New Mexico State, San Diego State, and now Arizona have offered both brothers scholarships. Ami holds offers from Boise State and Fresno State, while his brother has offers from Colorado, Washington, and Oregon State.

Even though the twins hold individual offers, they plan on committing to a team that wants both of them, so that they can stay together.

"We want to play together," Ami said. "Training camps will be the best with us together. That's what we want."

Arizona is the first Pac-12 school that has offered both brothers and that is something that excites them. The Pac-12 has looked more like a possibility to the twins because it gives them an opportunity to play football close to home.

"We know that we've been looking at the Pac-12 recently," Ami said. "We know that (Arizona) is one of the top schools in the Pac-12. I'd say that they are in our top five right now."

Arizona sits in a top five that includes teams that haven't offered yet, such as UCLA, USC, and Arizona State. USC and UCLA are dreams schools for the twins, but Arizona and Arizona State are high on their list because they have family that lives a few miles north of Tucson.

The brothers were in Tucson a few days ago for a cousin's graduation and came away pleased with the weather that Arizona has to offer.

"We both liked the heat that was up there," Ami said. "It was pretty hot, but we could get used to it pretty quick."

They plan on visiting Tucson later this summer in order to get a better feel for the campus. Wide Receivers Coach Tony Dews has been the main recruiter for the Latu brothers and his relationship with them is paying off for Arizona.

"He tells us about how much they like us and the way we play the game," Ami said. "They offered both of us because Coach Dews said that they can tell we that we both play better when we are together.

"I think that's true. He also tells us how great the school is and that we should come out and visit some time soon."

The brothers will spend the summer making visits to Arizona, UCLA, and Colorado, in addition to working out for their high school team and attending a few camps.

"My brother and I need to pick up our speed and work on changing directions," Ami said. "Little things like that. There's a bunch of little things that we can fix."

As of now, the Latu twins plan on waiting until early 2013 to make a decision on where they will attend college, allowing them to find the best fit possible.

"We're going to wait until next year," Ami said. "We want to see all the offers that we have before making a decision, because we don't want to commit too early."

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