Salpointe offensive lineman Luis Cordova, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds despite being only 15, is the third Class of 2024 local prospect to receive a scholarship offer from Arizona coach Jedd Fisch.
Cordova, who came on to the scene locally as a 14U Tucson Youth Football All-Star in 2019, joins Salpointe teammate Elijah Rushing, a defensive end, and CDO tackle Sa’Kylee Woodard as the Class of 2024 standouts drawing the recruiting eye of Fisch and his assistants.
Cordova announced his scholarship offer via Twitter:
God is great! I’m beyond blessed to have received my first offer to the university of Arizona. Thank you @brennanpcarroll, @CoachJeddFisch, and @LukeMcNitt! @CoachEricRogers @SOAZFootball @bangulo @JUSTCHILLY @JavierJMorales @SCLancerNation @ArizonaFBall pic.twitter.com/g4Z9gLqBI1
— Luis Cordova (@LuisCord2024) June 8, 2021
Another local lineman, Class of 2023 defensive tackle Jack Endean of Tanque Verde, has also received a scholarship offer from Arizona.
Salpointe receiver Elijah Barclay, a senior this upcoming season, is another local product who the Wildcat coaching staff has offered.
When Fisch was hired at Arizona in December, he said of local recruiting: “We need to swarm the state of Arizona. We need to own the state of Arizona.”
That has been spoken before by Arizona football coaches, but in 2019, the Wildcats were passed over by Salpointe standouts Bijan Robinson (Texas), Lathan Ransom (Ohio State) and Bruno Fina (UCLA) for other Division I programs without much of an attempt by Arizona’s coaching staff to recruit them.
It appears that Fisch and his staff want to lay the recruiting groundwork early in the careers of local high school standouts, a much-needed direction.
Class of 2022 Scholarship Offers
|Alessandro Castro||Pusch Ridge||P||Nevada||Nevada
|Ryan Fontaine||Pusch Ridge||QB||Bethel|
|Hayden Hallett||Pusch Ridge||QB||Wis-River Falls|
|Tamia Clardy||Tucson||PG||Cal Maritime|
|Alani Encinas||Buena||PG||Portland State||Portland State
|Kyrie Denny||Catalina Foothills||P||Cornell||Cornell
|Rylie Krane||Catalina Foothills||SS||Wisconsin||Wisconsin
|Haidyn Warner||Ironwood Ridge||C||Nebraska||Nebraska
Class of 2023 Scholarship Offers
|Jack Endean||Tanque Verde||DT||Arizona|
Class of 2024 Scholarship Offers
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District