One of the fastest rising prospects in the western region is three-star offensive tackle Sione Tau (6-6, 305, 5.5) from Honolulu (Hawai`i) Damien.
Tau's stock soared after an impressive performance at the recent Just Win Camp in front of several D-I coaches in Maui. He won the camp's Outstanding Lineman Award.
The talented lineman now has three known offers from Colorado, Utah and New Mexico State.
Arizona is close to offering and they are texting and writing to him three times a week. Washington and Oregon State are two other schools that are recruiting Tau hard.
Tau has even drawn recruiting interest from Notre Dame and Miami.
The reason for all the interest is simple. Tau has a huge upside and the work ethic to fulfill his potential.
"Sione has a tremendous work ethic," former Damien coach Rudy Alejo said. "He is the first in the weight room and last to leave."
"Like many Polynesian players, Sione has natural strength," Alejo said. " He is also very versatile, he can play both tackle positions.
"Sione is very athletic and has good feet for his size. He also plays basketball and that helps his footwork."
"Sione is really respected by his teammates and the Student Body," Alejo said. "He was junior Student Body President.
"Sione has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of personality," Alejo said. "He's the nicest kid off the field, but once he puts the pads on he becomes very aggressive. He has that nasty and mean streak that all good offensive linemen have.
Tau was recently named to the Rivals.com Hawaii top 20 team for the class of 2007. He landed as the Aloha State's No. 3 prospect at any position.