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Gorman QB Anu Solomon commits to Arizona football

The four-star recruit is Nevada’s most prolific passer heading into his senior season


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Bishop Gorman quarterback Anu Solomon calls a play during a game against Servite on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Gorman won the game 31-28.

Bishop Gorman Quarterback: Anu Solomon

Bishop Gorman junior quarterback Anu Solomon, shown during practice Tuesday, August 16, 2011, is on track to shatter every significant Nevada passing record this season. He is one of 26 athletes on the preseason All-Sun team. Launch slideshow »

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Bishop Gorman High rising senior quarterback Anu Solomon verbally committed Sunday to the University of Arizona football team.

Solomon, with also had offers from Arizona State, UCLA, Utah and UNLV, called Arizona coaches after church to inform them of his decision. Verbal commitments are nonbinding and don’t become official until national signing day in February, but Solomon had no reservations about committing.

“I feel like Arizona is the right place for me,” he said. “I am comfortable with (committing early).”

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Solomon, who will be a four-year starter next fall at three-time defending state champion Gorman, is the most accomplished passer in Nevada history. In three years, he’s passed for 7,215 yards and 101 touchdowns, including completing 65 percent of his passes last fall in throwing for 2,770 yards and 41 touchdowns with just two interceptions.

A four-star recruit on the evaluating scale of five stars, Solomon is the second from Southern Nevada to commit this week. Monday, Foothill’s Tyler Morris verbally committed to San Diego State.

Solomon likes everything Arizona had to offer. “It was everything from the campus to the staff, and the community and the education,” he said.

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  1. Congrats to Anu. Ray Check out randy ricks at legacy he is easily the number one recruited kid in town. Everyone from Nebraska, Oklahoma, Miami, to the small schools.

  2. Good for you Anu. Thanks for everything you've done for us @ BG, Go Gaels!

  3. Hey Guru: I saw Ricks at the coaches' combined in late April. He also will be on our all-Sun preseason team. Thanks for the heads up

  4. ANOTHER.. big loss for the Rebels. How are all these guys slipping through our fingers? Thought the emphasis was on recruiting locally.

  5. Brian: Anu is a big-time QB prospect and one of the top-5 dual threat QBs in the nation. The simple fact that he considered UNLV speaks volumes. He told me last week it would be hard turning down the hometown school.

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  7. congrats to mr. soloman!!! Hes a very great player and very well deserve to be a d-1 football player. Good luck at arizona.

  8. Great Job Anu...congratulations! You've come a long way! The Las Vegas Island Warriors youth football program should be recognized here as well. Our Island Warriors football program has churned out top players for high schools in the Las Vegas valley. It's no wonder we get so many high school coaches coming to watch our kids play. Still wish we could keep more of these boys local!

  9. Ray when does the all-Sun preseason team get announced?

  10. Hey Titus: The preseason team will be published in mid-August. It has already been selected with players from allover the valley. I'm real excited this year with the balance.

  11. Congratulations to Anu & family! You deserve this! We are proud of your accomplishments. Continued blessings for a healthy and record-breaking senior season. Cheering you all the way from Freedom Field.