DT/DE Verbals to Arizona

Arizona has been on fire over the past week adding three new commitments, all from Southern California. The latest is <b>Chris Kolone</b> from Poway's Rancho Bernardo High School. Arizona liked Chris enough to offer him immediately after his junior year and that proved to be one of the main reasons he finally decided it was time to become a Cat. Coach Steve Bernstein was the head recruiter for all three of these players. Find out about the newest Cat inside.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 282
40 time: 4.9
Bench: 365
Squat: 445
From: Poway, California
High School: Rancho Bernardo

"They offered me right after my junior year and I decided I really wanted to be a Wildcat so I called up coach Bernstein and I committed," said Kolone.

Kolone was recruited to UA as a defensive end which is his position of preference. He had no other offers before commiting but was receiving heavy attention from Colorado State and Oregon State. He was set to visit both but has now cancelled those visits. He will be in Tucson on December 12th. It will be his third trip to town after coming for Junior Day and unofficially for the USC game.

He says his school does not really keep track of stats but that he has around seven sacks on the year. Chris describes himself as a player with a good pass rush that is quick off the ball. His ideal playing wait would be a "cut-up" 275.

Despite finally wanting to be a Wildcat, Kolone said that something else played into his decision.

"I heard that they might be getting the coach from Oklahoma so I wanted to jump on it(his scholarship offer)."

Kolone carries a 2.87 core GPA and will re-take his SAT. He would like to major in Communications.

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