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Monday, February 4, 2013
Two-way lineman Maka makes decision

By Erik McKinney

Two-way lineman David Maka (Tustin, Calif./Tustin) was one of the top remaining uncommitted players in Southern California heading toward signing day. But the 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle won't be a signing day decision, as Maka made up his mind and a made a commitment on Monday.

Maka held offers from Colorado State, San Diego State, Utah and Utah State, among others, jumped on an offer from a Pac-12 program that came early Monday morning.

"I committed [to Arizona]," Maka said in a text message.

He is commitment No. 27 for the Wildcats, as Arizona continues to do well in Southern California with this recruiting class. Though he is a capable offensive lineman, Maka said Arizona sees him as a defensive lineman at the next level.

Two weeks ago, Maka took an official visit to Kentucky and sounded as though he wanted to get far away from home for college. But in the end, Arizona's distance, both close enough and far away enough, as well as the chance to play in the Pac-12, won out.