On Friday, Arizona Wildcat fans were cheering major news from Hawaii as the Wildcats landed the top player in the state, Kaniela Tuipulotu.
But now it looks like the Wildcats are going to have to hang on for dear life to keep one of its prized Island recruits.
"It looks like Sione Tau is now wavering between Arizona and Colorado," Honolulu Damien Memorial school media liaison Pat Bigold said early Friday morning. "Even though he made a verbal to Arizona last month, the Colorado coaches are making a big pitch for him and they're apparently got him thinking.
Tau, who is 6-foot-6 and 284 pounds, is ranked as the nation's No. 33 offensive tackle and the No. 5 player overall in Hawaii. Tau, who stars at Damien Memorial, visited Colorado back on Sept. 15. He also visited Arizona on Nov. 24, along with other trips to Arizona State and San Diego State. He committed to the Wildcats on Nov. 27 and had seemed solid ever since.
"It wasn't just one thing," Tau said when he committed. "It was just a feeling."
Now the question is whether or not that feeling has gone away.
Wildcat ace recruiter Mike Tuiasosopo is expected to continue to fight hard for Tau, and so is Colorado's Brian Cabral. One thing that might be complicating things is that one of his best friends, Micahel Sipili, is at Colorado and his ability to play as a true freshman for the Buffs is something that Tau always talked about.
"We think he could go down to signing day," Bigold said. "We want to have him sign at the campus at 9:30 a.m. Hawaii time on Wednesday."