On Saturday, 6-foot-4, 282-pound Oak Park (Calif.) defensive end Luca Bruno decided that he did not want to miss his opportunity and pledged to become an Arizona Wildcat.
"The timing is just that I was trying to keep everything until fall and look at more visits and Arizona for the past few months have been very top on my list," Bruno said. "Since most schools are running down their scholarships, they stood out the most to me and I talked with them a lot and was the most comfortable there. I feel like Arizona is the place where I can play to the best of my abilities."
Bruno says that the schools recruiting him all had their advantages, but Arizona happened to have more than the others.
"A couple places have one or two things but at Arizona I felt that most things I am looking for really popped out," he said. "They have a really good training aspect there and I went through seeing how they train other people."
In addition, Bruno likes the fact that he knows football is extremely important with the coaches.
"Coach Kirelawich is one of the main coaches I have talked to and seen coach and he shows that he plays hardcore football," Bruno said. "The main things I am looking for is hardcore football with the lifting, conditioning, training and a good well-rounded school with education and student life.
"I felt that when looking at the things that I wanted, Arizona popped out the most compared to the other schools."
There is a good chance that Bruno will see time at multiple positions on the defensive line, which is yet another intriguing factor about his future in Tucson.
"I will play defensive end," Bruno said. "They have a three front and I can move anywhere across the line and I am big enough to play defensive tackle but quick enough to be defensive end, which is where I will likely play the most."