Punahou (Hawaii) three-star defensive tackle Sani Fuimaono is gearing up for Thursday night's showdown against Kamehameha at Aloha Stadium. Recruiting is not his main focus at this point, but official visits are in his future.
"I should be visiting Washington after the season, and I have a visit set to Arizona for their game on the 21st of November," Fuimaono said. "The Washington visit will be in either December or January. I would say those two teams are my strongest schools, they are even right now."
Coach Johnny Nansen is recruiting Fuimaono for the Huskies.
"We talk about everything," Fuimaono said. "We have a good and firm relationship. We talk every so often and just catch up. I have been in contact with him since the beginning of 2009 when they offered me. Our relationship is growing, and our bond has been strengthened."
Fuimaono has similar good things to say about Coach Mike Tuiasosopo, who is leading his recruitment at Arizona.
"My relationship is strong with him as well," Fuimaono said. "Since the first time I met with him, I have stayed in contact. The relationship has just gotten stronger every day."
Fuimanono said he is looking for a college that makes him feel at home.
"I want to be comfortable with the school and the coaches," Sani said. "I want a family feeling, a brotherhood. I also am looking for a place that will allow me to go on my mission as well."
"I am looking at majoring in engineering, either a focus in architecture or construction."
Fuimanono said he would like to make a decision after he takes his visits. He is open to visiting more schools, not just Arizona and Washington. He hopes a couple of programs pick up their interest in him.
"I would say Oregon State and Utah. I have been in contact with him. I am open to visiting those schools too."