Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood three-star lineman Taani Fisilau flew nearly 2,000 miles to Georgia for the Bulldogs'ummer camp on Saturday, and it proved to be well worth the travel.
The 6-foot-2, 303-pound offensive guard didn't land an offer from the Bulldogs' coaching staff, but he did earn their attention.
"I thought I did good," Fisilau said. "I did a good job in the O-linemen drills and I think I won half the battles in the one-on-ones with the defensive line. I worked with Stacy Searels, and he was cool."
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Fisilau came away from the camp impressed with what the school had to offer.
"It was nice over there, I think they have a beautiful campus," he said. "I like that their coaches are straight-up with you and they're real. They remind me of my high school coaches.
"I like Georgia way more. They're pretty much my No. 1 school right now."
Fisilau has heard from a wide variety of schools but only has one offer, from Utah State.
Two schools that stand out to him thus far are Oklahoma State and Washington.
If the Cowboys have one advantage over Georgia, it's that Cottonwood's offensive coordinator is Scott Cate, the father of OSU backup quarterback Alex Cate.
"I don't really talk to Oklahoma State that much, but he's been telling me a bunch of stuff about how they're interested and that they watched my film," Fisilau said. "Washington, I like their campus and their stadium," he said. "I like how their stadium is close to the lakes and everything."
Fisilau plans to attend USC's Rising Stars camp and hopes to take some unofficial visits over the summer.