The Arizona Wildcats had yet another decommitment this week, with long-time commit and 3-star safety out of Long Beach City College, London Iakopo. But because of that decommitment, it opened up a scholarship for Arizona, one that went to Josiah Sa'o, a 3-star defensive tackle checking in at 6-2 285lbs.
I've been in contact with his family for about the past month, learning all about Josiah's recruitment process that blew up this winter. Here's what I had wrote about his recruitment last month when I first discovered him. Arizona had originally given him a blue shirt offer, meaning he would essentially be a walk-on for the first year.
Vanderbilt got a hold of his highlights and immediately flew out for an in-home visit, offered Sa'o and scheduled an official visit, all within about 36 hours. Arizona then responded after the London Iakopo decommitment and offered him without the blue shirt title. His highlights are below.
I really like what Josiah Sa'o has to offer at Arizona. Rich Rodriguez has been longing for size on the defensive line and this is a huge dude. He's the definition of an OKG if I've ever seen one, and he has a great opportunity at hand here. Arizona has been the offer he has been longing for and will have one week to decide where he'll end up playing for the next four years.
Here are highlights of his last career high school game, in the Spanos Classic All-Star Game.