Four-star defensive tackle/offensive lineman Latu Heimuli (6-3, 296) from Salt Lake City (Utah) Highland recently picked a new offer, this one from a Pac 10 school.
"I received a new offer from Washington State," Heimuli said. "I'm being recruited as a defensive tackle by all the schools."
"Right now I'm being recruited the hardest by Colorado and BYU," Heimuli said. "As of right now I don't have any current favorites, I'm pretty much open still."
"I like Coach Brian Cabral from Colorado and also, Coach Ted Gilmore from Nebraska who got in contact with me. They want me to come down there."
"I'd like to hear more from UCLA, Cal, and maybe Texas," Heimuli said. "I have not set up any official visits yet. I'm making a list of visits right now."
What is Heimuli looking for in a school?
"Education is the most important, that comes first," Heimuli said. "Also the athletics. Distance is kind of a factor to me, depending on the school."
What does Heimuli think about the recruiting process?
"I've liked getting to meet all of the coaches, and knowing what the coaches are all about," Heimuli said. "There's a lot of pressure sometimes, but there's always going to be pressure in things."
Is there a timeframe for Heimuli's college decision?
"I'll talk to my parents about my decision, so they'll have a big part," Heimuli said. "I wanted to make a commitment before the season, but now I'll make a decision after."
Heimuli is a bona fide recruit on both sides of the ball but he earned first-team all-state honors for his skills as a defensive tackle after racking up 52 tackles, 15tackles for loss and five sacks
Heimuli is also solid in the classroom with his 3.2 GPA. He still needs to take his SAT, which he is scheduled to take in October.
Rivals.com ranks Heimuli as the nation's No. 1 run stuffer. He was selected by Rivals.com to the Utah Preseason Top 15 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Beehive State's No. 4 prospect at any position.