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Arizona lands 3-star linebacker Kolbe Cage, its first 2021 commit

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The Arizona Wildcats have been active on the recruiting trail, even during the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday evening, it finally paid off.

New Orleans-based hybrid linebacker/safety Kolbe Cage announced his commitment to the ‘Cats.

“Firstly, I would like to thank God for allowing me to continue chasing my dream of playing collegiate football, and blessing me with the abilities to do so,” Cage said via his announcement on Twitter. “I also want to thank my family for always supporting and believing in me. They have educated on how I should make my decision and stayed with me every step of this journey. They have pushed me to be the young man I am today, especially my parents.”

Cage is the first addition to the 2021 class for Arizona, which until Tuesday was the only power-conference team without a pledge. He is a versatile player, able to play linebacker or strong safety.

Cage is not included in 247Sports’ Composite rankings, but he is ranked as a mid 3-star prospect by 247Sports’ internal rankings. The put him as the 38th-ranked player in Louisiana and the No. 70 outside linebacker in the nation.