Arizona grabs third CB commit in Hale

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Defensive back Naijiel Hale (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco), son of late rapper Nate Dogg, verbally committed to Arizona on Tuesday at The Opening.

The three-star prospect chose the Wildcats over Arizona State and Cal.

The 5-foot-11, 171-pound cornerback, who also holds offers from Boise State, Nebraska, Utah and Washington State, said Arizona has been persistent with its recruitment.

"Arizona has been recruiting me the toughest," Hale said. "They said I was one of the top cornerbacks on their recruiting board."

As a junior, Hale accounted for 53 tackles and four interceptions.

Arizona now has 11 2014 commits, including two in the ESPN 300. Hale is the third cornerback commitment for the Wildcats, joining Devon Brewer (Fresno, Calif./Central) and junior college DB Patrick Glover (Gilbert, Ariz./Scottsdale Community).