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'10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa (Signed to UCLA)

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  1. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Iolani School (Honolulu, HI)

    Ht: 6-foot-2
    Wt: 305 lbs
    Forty: 5.4 secs
    Bench max: 275 pounds
    Squat max: 400 pounds
    Vertical: 27 inches


    Rivals rating: 3*; #47 DT
    Scout rating: 3*; #62 DT
    ESPN rating: 3* - 76 grade; #75 DT
     
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  2. Buffnik

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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Of the DTs on CUs radar, Sealii is my #1 (especially after Molesi chose Oregon State today).
     
  3. Darth Snow

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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    We gotta have him!! That's my Alma mater!
     
  4. buffsyko

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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Never knew you were from the Islands, lucky bastard!
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    I think we have a better than 50/50 shot at nabbing him.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Really? I hope you're right. I had thought we were a little behind UCLA for him.
     
  7. sweaty teets

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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    he has a lot of family in the LA area if remember correctly, and he talks a lot about that. i would put us below 50/50. getting him in for a visit is a must.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Just a hunch. I think we win out in the end. Admittedly, Hawaiian prospects can be a bit tougher to gauge than mainland prospects though.

    Like our chances with Crabb and Hatchie as well.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    i think crabb is ours to lose for sure.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Hatchie would be a great get for us. It would take a lot of the sting out of losing out on Bonnell (if we can't turn him) since both Rivals and Scout have Hatchie rated higher and he's probably a better overall athlete.
     
  11. 66BUFF

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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    weak lifts for his size
     
  12. buffwoman526

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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    I love his name. TV announcers will hate it. :lol:
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    He's got 5 offers, so it's pretty easy to list Epenesa's Top 5: Colorado, UCLA, Texas Tech, Washington, and Hawaii.

    Pretty clear it won't be Hawaii, so it's really a Top 4. UCLA has been the leader from day one, but CU has been right behind. One thing that's strongly in our favor is that the Bruins have already gotten 2 DT pledges this recruiting cycle.

    P.S. Scout has updated and Sealii is now a 3*, #62 DT there. They also had a photo I was able to add to his profile. ESPN has also now rated him 3*, #69 DT (76 rating). Still waiting on Rivals to update with a rating.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Still really like our chances here.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    More updates to his profile:

    Rivals previously had him unrated. Now he's 3*; #47 DT

    We really need a guy like Epenesa in the middle of our defense.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Have to start getting these guys.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Not looking good here. Top two of UCLA and Oregon State. We might get a visit, but it is not a certainty by any stretch.
     
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    Re: '10 HI DT Sealii Epenesa

    Another awesome job of DL recruiting by bandison :rolleyes:
     
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    According to a new Scout article, CU may be out of the running for Epenesa.

    "My coach at Iolani, coach (Wendell) Look, sent me a text last week that a coach from Baylor was coming," Epenesa told Scout.com late Wednesday night. "It was coach Norwood. He's from Hawaii."

    Epenesa is just starting to learn more about the Bears, and there are two other schools the 6-foot-2, 300-pound defensive tackle will visit officially before he makes his final college choice. Those two schools are UCLA and Oregon State, and they both made home visits on Tuesday.

    "Recruiting is going good, it's exciting," he said. "It's going to start getting busy. I'm taking trips starting next week."

    First he'll visit Westwood the weekend of January 15th, followed by a trip to Corvallis the following weekend. And he told Scout.com that he just might stay on the mainland and fit in his trip to Baylor in-between his UCLA and Oregon State visits, but as of now he didn't have an exact date set.

    Read on...

    Colorado was only mentioned among the list of schools that have offered... and by the author, not by Epenesa. :sad2:
     
  20. HotRack

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    WOW! Baylor, really? That coach from Baylor must be one hell of a used car salesman, because I have a hard time seeing any kid from the islands being able to be in Waco for four years!
     
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    ****ing bull**** Iolani boy deserves better then ****ing baylor
     
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    Why isn't Cabral going to this guys house for an in home visit yesterday!??!
     
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    This staff is doing an atrocious job recruiting dt's. Simply horrible.
     
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    Deja Vu all over again for Syko.....
     
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    We are stuck in a time warp...
     
  26. DesertDawg526

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    Considering he has family in L.A., I'd be shocked if he ends up anywhere else...
     
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    that is also Bandison's fault. He should move CU closer to SoCal.
     
  28. Buffnik

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    Is there a chance that Epenesa's a "silent commit" and these visits are him wanting to check out other programs before making things official? I'm not feeling confident, but I haven't given up hope either. There has been some chatter that we have a silent from a DT. Hmmmmm.
     
  29. JWBUFF

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    Always has
     
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    This has come up a few times recently. It looks like Hawk really dropped the ball when he didn't move CU to California when he got here.
     

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