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Big lineman working for offers

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Emerald Faletuipapai is 6-foot-6 and 339 pounds but the offensive lineman still cannot seem to get noticed by college coaches.
Some schools continue to recruit the three-star prospect but no offers have come in yet.
The Gardena (Calif.) Serra prospect said that is extra motivation and he's hoping to have a big senior season to have some options for next year.
"Right now I'm still hearing from Hawaii but I'm not hearing from a lot of colleges," Faletuipapai said. "I know they're watching me but they're not keeping in a lot of contact.
"That's a good thing because it keeps me focused. I'm staying focused in school right now and I'm staying focused on football."
Hawaii has been in contact and the massive offensive lineman who looked good at the Asante Trenchmen Academy this summer said BYU has reached out as well but Faletuipapai is not necessarily focused on recruiting.
His Gardena Serra team is coming off two difficult victories against Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame and Long Beach (Calif.) Poly and Faletuipapai is just looking to get better and hopefully get more exposure.
"Right now I'm on a chill mode with colleges," Faletuipapai said. "I know they're going to be there so I'm going to keep working.
"I know I have so much to work on. There is always room for improvement even if you're a three-star, a four-star or a five-star player.
"I'm still working hard. I still haven't gotten to where I want to be but I'm hoping by the end of the season when it really counts I hope some offers will be there."
This summer Washington State had been showing some interest but that has apparently cooled in recent months. BYU, Hawaii, Utah and Utah State have been in contact but nothing too serious yet.
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