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'19 JC OG Vaatofu Sauvao (SIGNED to COLORADO)

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Modesto JC (Modesto, CA) / Soamoana High School (American Samoa)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vaatofu2

December Graduate - 2 years to play 2

Ht: 6'2"
Wt: 315
40:

247 rating: 3* - 82 grade; #9 OG (#188 overall JC)
ESPN rating: 3*- 73 grade; #8 OG
Rivals rating: 3* - 5.5rr; unrated OG (#66 overall JC)

247sports Composite: 3* / 0.8324 rating / #7 OG / #141 overall

Reported Offers: COLORADO, Fresno State, New Mexico, FCS
 
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Da Prato the main recruiter with Jack Harris and Erik Aunese.
 

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Same junior college as Mustafa Johnson. He had to redshirt as a junior to focus on academics in order to get himself qualified. CU was the one program that stuck with him, which is why we're landing him now. Here's an article from last year when Fresno State was all over him:

“He has great size and combined with his physical nature, he is powerful in the run game and does not get pushed around in pass protection,” Stivers said. “It was fun watching Mustafa (Noel-Johnson) and Vaa battle in practice, 1-on-1s."

Stivers said the coaching staff had to keep Sauvao’s strength and intensity in check during workouts and practices.

“He arrived with great size and came to us overweight, but extremely physical,” Stivers said. “When he started practicing with us, we had defensive coaches asking for him to calm down because they were afraid he was going to hurt somebody.

“When he gets to a program with nutritional and strength programs, he is going to elevate his game.”


Read more here: https://www.modbee.com/sports/college/article209116064.html#storylink=cpy
 

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Same junior college as Mustafa Johnson. He had to redshirt as a junior to focus on academics in order to get himself qualified. CU was the one program that stuck with him, which is why we're landing him now. Here's an article from last year when Fresno State was all over him:

“He has great size and combined with his physical nature, he is powerful in the run game and does not get pushed around in pass protection,” Stivers said. “It was fun watching Mustafa (Noel-Johnson) and Vaa battle in practice, 1-on-1s."

Stivers said the coaching staff had to keep Sauvao’s strength and intensity in check during workouts and practices.

“He arrived with great size and came to us overweight, but extremely physical,” Stivers said. “When he started practicing with us, we had defensive coaches asking for him to calm down because they were afraid he was going to hurt somebody.

“When he gets to a program with nutritional and strength programs, he is going to elevate his game.”


Read more here: https://www.modbee.com/sports/college/article209116064.html#storylink=cpy
Being a mid year transfer and in the S&C program all Spring and Summer is going to be nice
 

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His OL coach at Modesto was Time Sitala, also from American Samoa, and later Oceanside High School in N. San Diego county. Like many from Samoa, he had a similar football road. Found this obscurely on the internet:

TIME SITALA OFFENSIVE LINE MODESTO: Coach Sitala is in his first year as a Pirate assistant. He played at Long Beach City College and played professionally for the Anaheim Pirahnas of the Arena Football League and the Las Vegas Posse in the CFL
 
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