The stock of defensive tackle Semisi Tokolahi (6-3, 290, 4.9) from Hilo, Hawai'i is as hot as the lava that flows out of the mighty volcano Kilauea. Interesting enough, Tokolahi is becoming as big an attraction for D-I college coaches, as the Kilauea is for tourists.
The talented defensive tackle has offers on the table from Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and Colorado. He getting a lot of other D-I attention and though he is a soft commit to the Washington Huskies, he has set up four visits just to make sure that he is making the right decision.
Tokolahi will visit Washington State on January 9th, Oregon State on January 16th, Washington on January 23rd and Colorado on January 30th.
"I like the coaches at Washington," Tokolahi said. "It is also a better place for my family. My family is going to move wherever I go and we have a lot of family nearby, but still I'm going to take all of my trips."
"Washington State is a different environment," Tokolahi said. "It is a smaller town and a good class ratio."
"Oregon State also has a different environment, except they are a lot bigger team,' Tokolahi said. "I have only met two of their coaches and they both seem kind and respectful.:
"The same thing with Colorado, except they are in a different conference," Tokolahi said. "They have been sending me letters for awhile."
"I want to make an intelligent decision," Tokolahi said. "I have never been to the mainland before so I want to see what each university is about."
Whoever ends up landing Tokolahi will be getting a player who has his best days as a football player ahead of him. He earned Area Defensive Player of the Year and was a second-team all-state performer as a senior after accounting for approximately 99 tackles, 11-plus sacks, four blocked field goals, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. On his fumble recovery, he scored a touchdown.
The versatile Tokolahi also scored a touchdown on the offensive side of the ball as a fullback.
Definitely a player to keep track of as the recruiting season winds down.