Continuing to add pieces to its roster for 2023, Arizona Football has received a commitment from Indiana transfer, Sio Nofoagatoto’a.
Spring practices may be over for Arizona Football, and yet that hasn’t stopped the Wildcats’ coaching staff from staying busy this off-season as Arizona has added another last-minute piece to its 2023 roster.
Making news on Thursday afternoon, Arizona landed another transfer for next season, this time adding former Indiana defensive lineman, Sio Nofoagatoto’a.
Announcing his commitment via social media, Sio picked the Wildcats despite reportedly receiving interest from Oregon State, Hawaii, Tulane, and Temple among others since entering the transfer portal.
Standing a massive, 6-feet-3-inches and weighing 315 pounds, the Samoan native will bring immediate depth and talent to Arizona Football.
Year two under head coach Jedd Fisch was a huge improvement for Arizona Football, especially as the Wildcats made a sizable jump in many areas. However, one key area that still needs massive improvements is the defense.
So far for 2024, the Wildcats have added several defensive recruits, but that doesn’t change the fact that Arizona needs immediate impact guys now.
Well, luckily, Fisch and Co. have been aggressive in the transfer portal, adding several key players for 2023 which includes Georgia’s Bill Norton, Washington’s Daniel Heimuli, Cal’s Orin Patu, and most notably Oregon’s Justin Flowe.
Now joining that talented crew is Sio. A skilled and experienced defensive lineman, Nofoagatoto’a adds tremendous size, playmaking ability, and experience that is direly needed along Arizona’s defensive line.
Overall, he is a talented kid with the ideal size to make an immediate impact. He should be a nice addition to Arizona’s defense and will help provide immediate depth to a group that desperately needed it!
This is a kid that could have a big impact with Arizona in 2023, and he plays with a physicality that the Wildcats have sorely been missing on defense! Here is just a small preview of what we could see in Tucson!