The breakthrough finally arrived for Solomon Enis last week and it happened in a big way.
The wide receiver from Phoenix (Ariz.) North Canyon landed his first scholarship offer from Arizona before adding UCLA and Vanderbilt to the list before the week was over. It was a monumental moment in his recruitment, which is sure to ramp up in the coming months after his junior tape makes the rounds.
"This means a lot," Enis told Scout.com. "I've put in a lot of work and it's paying off. I talked to coach (Charlie) Ragle at Arizona and he was just telling me that I have the tools to be great. He told me I have the size and speed. They like that I'm 6-feet-4, 200 pounds and running as fast as I am and that the sky's the limit with how much work I put in."
Arizona State and Washington have also been expressing interest, and Enis said he intends to attend camps there next summer. UCLA wide receivers coach Eric Yarber stopped by to see Enis in action earlier this month and it resulted in an offer from the Bruins.
"It's exciting to receive an offer from them because, I mean, it's UCLA," Enis said. "The academics there are good and it's in California, which is also nice and close to home."
Enis is the son of former Penn State and Chicago Bears running back Curtis Enis. He has 59 receptions for 1,075 yards and nine touchdowns in eight games this season. He has also rushed for over 300 yards and four scores.
"I've been watching my dad and comparing playing style to his to try to take notes, but also I'm trying to make a name for myself," Enis said. "I have the last name, but I've got to put in the work and grind."