When Anu Solomon officially announced that he was transferring from the Arizona Wildcats earlier this week, the clear favorite to land his services seemed to be the UNLV Rebels for many reasons.
Solomon’s high school coach is now in charge at UNLV, and of course, Las Vegas is the quarterback’s hometown.
But according to Todd Dewey of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, it doesn’t seem like a Solomon-Tony Sanchez reunion is happening.
Dewey says that a UNLV source told him that Solomon playing for the Rebels next season is “unlikely to happen”. Sanchez declined to comment on the story.
The main reason appears to be that Sanchez is likely to have the offense led by redshirt freshman Armani Rogers, who was a four-star recruit coming out of high school.
Solomon is slated to graduate from Arizona in May, which would make him eligible to play next season wherever he ends up. He would have one year as a grad transfer at the school he chooses. With UNLV seemingly out of the picture, the new leader in the clubhouse would have to be Hawai’i. Solomon will likely have options though, since he did throw for 3,793 yards as a redshirt freshman, and led Arizona to its third-ever 10-win season. Major programs that need a one-year fix will look at that and take a chance.