Tucson duo join the fold

The Wildcats continue to mine the top local talent. After signing two Tucson products a year ago, the Cats seem poised to add another pair of local players.

According to sources close to the recruitment, Glyndon Bolasky and Brooks Reed have verbally committed to the Arizona Wildcats.

The duo from Sabino High in Tucson made their intentions public following the Sabercats' 28-7 over CDO in the 4A State playoffs.

The two have long been target recruits for the Wildcat coaching staff who have made it a priority to keep the best local players home. Last year they added Ironwood Ridge's Daniel Borg and Sunnyside's Xavier Smith. Both redshirted this season.

Reed was the Wildcats' top fullback/H-back target. Reed also plays defensive end for the Sabercats, but will start his career on offense. The 6-3, 220 pound Reed is a three-star recruit who is rated as the 83rd best running back in the nation.

"I'm pretty versatile," Reed said. "I like fullback more because I get to carry the ball."

Reed is utilized as an H-back, something you don't always see at the high school level where more traditional fullbacks are the norm. A good athlete, he not only plays both offense and defense, but serves as the team's punter as well.

Reed chose Arizona over ASU and Purdue. Bolasky was recruited as an athlete but will get his start at running back, his preferred position.

"Right now the coaches are telling me running back because that is what I want to hear and that is what they are going to tell me," Bolasky said. "You never know what can happen at the next level and where the team could need your help."

The 6-0, 190 pounder is rated as the 67th best runner in the nation. He has very good speed and enough strength to run over most high school linebackers and defensive backs.

Bolasky chose the Wildcats over ASU, Georgia Tech and Oregon State among others.

He, like many recruits, like the fact that the Wildcats are an up and coming team who have shown some improvement in recent weeks.

"They're improvement is great," Bolasky said prior to committing. "There's nothing more to expect but more improvement in the years to come."

The two have been teammates since Pop Warner and will continue that streak in college.

They make the third and fourth offensive commitments for the Wildcats this week. They added quarterback Tyler Lyon and running back Derke Robinson previously.

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