The one thing on the big island of Hawai'i that is showing more activity than the mighty volcano Kilauea is the recruitment of defensive tackle Semisi Tokolahi (6-3, 290, 4.9) from Hilo, Hawai'i. Just last week Rivals.com reported that Tokolahi was going to have a very busy January because his busy visit schedule. It may get busier.
Tokolahi will visit Washington State this weekend on January 9th. He will then visit Oregon State on January 16th, Washington on January 23rd and Colorado on January 30th.
There could be two more schools in the running for his services.
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"Arizona just offered me yesterday," Tokolahi said. "I talked to Mike Tuiasosopo."
"It felt good to get my fifth offer," Tokolahi said. "I'm still going to take my visits before I make my decision."
"My former head coach called and told me that UCLA wants me to call Coach Norm Chow."
There is a very good reason why Tokolahi has become such a popular fellow of late. He plays a position that is in high demand and in short supply. Plus Tokolahi has tremendous upside whose best football is ahead of him.
Tokolahi earned Area Defensive Player of the Year and was a second-team all-state performer as a senior after accounting for approximately 99 tackles, 11-plus sacks, four blocked field goals, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. On his fumble recovery, he scored a touchdown.
Don't be surprised if Tokolahi garners a few more offers before February, there aren't many who have his size and speed.
Definitely one to watch as the recruiting cycle presses on to its conclusion.