Cats get second verbal

Last season the Wildcats had only two commitments from the state of Arizona. One was an All-American punter and the other was an unheralded linebacker. While both players have seen time this season, little known recruit Spencer Larsen has made an impact. With their second commitment the Wildcats hope another unheralded Arizonan can make a difference.

Phoenix (Moon Valley) cornerback Solomon Smart becomes the Wildcats' second commitment on the season. Although he isn't highly rated, Smart has all the skills necessary to be a top-flight corner back.

At 6-0, 185 Smart is bigger than most of the cornerbacks on the Wildcat roster. He's a speedster who runs a 4.4 40 and a 10.7 in the 100m dash. He's also a big, strong player who gets to down in the weight room.

Like many players, Smart just felt comfortable with the Wildcats. He hasn't taken an official visit but has been to campus several times, including competing in the passing league that was held on campus.

"I like the coaches and the players, they have a family atmosphere," Smart said. "It's a good school and it's close to home."

Smart considers himself a good cover corner and matches-up well with bigger receivers. He likes the fact that Arizona's scheme employs a lot of isolated coverages.

"I really like man-to-man coverage," Smart said.

He hails from the same school that gave the basketball team Richard Jefferson and his Rockets are 6-3 and will play this weekend for a shot at the Regional championship. He plans on taking his official visit in December.


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