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'15 WA ILB Fotu Leiato (Verbal to Oregon)

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  1. Buffnik

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    Steilacoom H.S. (Steilacoom, WA)

    Ht: 6'0"
    Wt: 195
    40:

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.7rr; #14 ILB
    Scout rating: 3*; unranked OLB
    ESPN rating: unrated OLB
    247s rating: 3*-88 grade; #20 ILB

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, E Washington, Idaho, Michigan State, Montana, Montana State, Nevada, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Troy, UCLA, Washington State, Weber State, Wyoming
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Plays for a small 2A football program in the Tacoma metro.

    His video just released and has gone absolutely viral on the recruiting boards. I've even seen USC boards saying it's the best film they've seen all year.

    Seems like every program in the west is checking him out now. I hope CU is in on this one.

    Once his highlights (seen below), though, hit the internet, his stock and interest soared.

    "He received an offer from San Diego State after the highlight film kind of exploded over the weekend," said Steilacoom assistant coach William Garrow.


    Fotu now stands at eight offers, from Washington State, Wyoming, San Diego State, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Montana State, Weber State and Montana.


    And it may not be done.


    "It’s hard to say which schools are close to offering, but we’ve had contact from a lot of different schools in the last 48 hours. We’ve communicated with coaches from Oregon State, Washington, California, Nevada, Arkansas, Boise State and North Texas, to name a few," said Garrow.


    Washington is stopping by on Wednesday and UCLA stopped by on Tuesday.

    http://recruiting.scout.com/story/1490640-hard-hitting-rise-for-leiato?s=73
     
  4. Buffskier

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    Come to #Polyrado (credit to Buffnik - no plagarism)
     
  5. FLounder

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    Plays like Polamalu, shooting the gaps.


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    Polamalu clone.
     
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    I'm assuming safety?
     
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    Hits like a linebacker.


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  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Sefo is also from the Tacoma area. Believe that Fotu is Samoan, too.

    This makes too much sense. Just sayin'.

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    #polyrado


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  11. Buffnik

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    Just added a Nevada offer. This is going crazy. I wonder if he still plans to take an OV to Wyoming this weekend.
     
  12. GoBuffs88

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    Polamalu 2.0
     
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    '15 WA ILB Fotu Leiato

    Fingers crossed, hope the coaches are in on this one. We need LBs bad.
     
  15. GoBuffs88

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    I'd prefer him as a hybrid S/LB. I just hope we get him!
     
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    Dominant film. How do these kids slip thru the process?
     
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    He is by far the best player on the field. What kind of competition is he playing against?
     
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    Kid is a beast!! Definitely would like to see him get a look.
     
  19. Eggon

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    What a great fit if we can engage him. Wish I knew if we have him in sight? We would be a tremendous option for Fotu...
     
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    2A ball. But still....a man among boys on the field. Was chuckling at how he was carrying the ball palmed in one hand on several of the returns
     
  21. FLounder

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    Does it really matter at his position.


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    Competition matters. A lot of recruits would look like this if they were playing against the same competition.

    That said, highly entertaining film. Given our love for undersized LBs, I expect an offer soon. :thumbsup:
     
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    Solomon and Fotu in B&G would be nice. These boys are Sefo's cousin, no joke.
     
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    Well in Samoan circles, they're all related and that's no joke.

    Tui had enough cousins who played D1 to fill out a roster!
     
  26. WeCU13

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    That's true, but Tui or Cabral are not here no more to recruit the islands for CU; Colorado is in play for Solomon because his cousin is here not Tui. By the way, not all Samoan are related, that's no joke.
     
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    God Almighty, this kid hits like a damn truck. One of those guys that hits you and sorry bro, you going down. I'd take him on the team, he's nasty.
     
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    Which is still a LB.
     
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    Was Vickers a RB? Nope, he was a VBack. RB/FB. Hybrid.
     
  30. Buffnik

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    Cool. I didn't realize that Fotu was related to Sefo. I figured that there was a chance the families may have met since they're in the Tacoma area, but didn't know if it went beyond that. Would be great to keep building the #Polyrado backbone of this team with him. Really impressive athlete who plays violent.
     

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