Solomon sees the fit

Anu Solomon signed with Arizona for numerous reasons, one of which is that he will have a shot to play right away. Read on for his thoughts on how he fits in the offense, his opportunity, and more.

There will be numerous players in this recruiting class that will come in with the belief that they can contribute right away. However, 6-foot-1, 205-pound Las Vegas Bishop Gorman signal caller Anu Solomon may have the best opportunity of them all.

When Arizona started to recruit Solomon, there was some concern about how he would view the offense. Solomon wanted to go to a school with a bit more of a pro-style offense, but Rich Rodriguez was adamant that Solomon would fit in well with what Arizona would create around him.

"Coach Rodriguez was saying that the majority of the NFL teams are running the spread now and the quarterbacks getting drafted in the first round or second round come from a spread offense," Solomon said. "I feel I can quickly adapt to the spread and it is not a huge deal.

"It is not as complex as the pro-style offense because the play is two sentences long and the spread is two words or not even that much and I can see myself playing in it."

The coaching staff worked on Solomon and as he visited other schools, his mindset always returned to the Wildcats until he committed in late May.

"I chose Arizona because I looked at the education and started thinking about starting right away or at least trying to and I really like the coaching staff, the campus, the community," Solomon said.

"Rodriguez runs a spread option and the quarterback has to pass and run and does a lot," Solomon said. "He is a guy that makes a lot of plays and if you look at Denard Robinson and Pat White, they turned out great and I felt he would make me great."

Matt Scott's success this past season did not go unnoticed and Solomon says that he was impressed with what he saw from Arizona.

"They have a nice facility and Coach [Rich] Rodriguez is a great coach; he's making big things happen up there, and I think that will help me succeed," he said. "I've watched them play this year; they're good. Their offense is explosive and their defense is pretty good. For a first year coach, Coach Rodriguez is doing pretty good.

"It shocked me a little, I mean Rich Rod is such a good coach with how he can turn a program around in just one year. He's an up-tempo guy and that is what I wanted."


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