The following is excerpted from an article in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times:
Wednesday is the first day for high school seniors to sign national letters of intent for all sports except football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and boys’ water polo.
Arizona’s upset football victory over UCLA on Saturday apparently made a big impression on twins Rick and Cory Elmore from Simi Valley Grace Brethren. They committed to the Wildcats. Rick is a 6-5, 235-pound defensive end. Cory is a 6-4, 250-pound offensive lineman.
FoxSports had this to say:
It stands to reason that the Arizona Wildcats would pick up some recruiting momentum in the wake of their 52-14 thrashing of then No. 7 UCLA, and just one day after that game UA Head Coach Mike Stoops picked up a pair of verbal commitments. Twins Cory and Ricky Elmore, from Grace Brethren High School in Simi Valley, Calif., already had a pretty good idea they wanted to be Wildcats, but the ‘Cats 38-point win over a top-ten school put them over the top.
“Like I said before, I was pretty sure Arizona was where I wanted to go,” Ricky told Chris Bonney of CatTracks.net. “But after that game, any doubt at all was completely gone. Arizona is on its way up.”
Ricky, at 6-5 and 235 pounds, will play defensive end for Stoops, while Cory, the bigger of the two at 6-5 and 255 pounds, will try his hand on the offensive line. The twins had been hotly pursued by a number of colleges with offers extended to both by Oregon, Oregon State and Utah, among others.