Arizona was on the wrong side of a triple-overtime heartbreaker on Saturday night in Los Angeles. And it wasn’t even close to the biggest loss of the weekend.
5-star Tucson defensive end Elijah Rushing has decommitted from the Wildcats, saying his hometown program isn’t the best fit for his development.
The 6-foot-6, 251-pound was set to be the highest-ranked recruit in school history to sign with the UA, which has never inked a 5-star prospect. Instead, he becomes the second local player to back off his pledge to the Wildcats in the past week.
Had Rushing signed with the UA he'd have played alongside older brother Cruz Rushing, a redshirt freshman defensive back to transferred from Florida.
Arizona’s 2024 recruiting class still has 21 known commitments, including a pair of 3-star California athletes who flipped from San Diego State on Friday, but the loss of Rushing drops it to 46th nationally per 247Sports.