At the tail end of the Heisman Trophy ceremony, the Arizona Wildcats coaching staff received a verbal commitment from Kahi Neves. Neves was committed to Utah, but flipped to Arizona.
Az on— Kahi (@KAHINEVES) December 12, 2015
Committed. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/3aJapjhRab— Kahi (@KAHINEVES) December 13, 2015
Neves committed to Utah in October 2014 as a quarterback, but him flipping to Arizona likely means that he will be coming to Tucson as a linebacker. Arizona offered him back in February, and he was previously on campus for Junior Day last March.
Kahi Neves once played at Cardinal Newman HS in Santa Rosa, CA … there was a linebacker on the varsity team named Scooby Wright at the time— Matt Moreno (@MattGOAZCATS) December 13, 2015
Neves will be in Tucson full-time starting in January, as he will enroll mid-year according to Jason Scheer:
It gets better for Arizona. Neves will enroll mid-year— Jason Scheer (@JasonScheer) December 13, 2015
Here are some highlights of him playing linebacker in his junior year of high school:
We will have more on this later, but for now, here is a highlight video of Neves playing quarterback in his senior season as well.
Here are the rest of the guys that Neves joins in the 2016 class.