Emerald Faletuipapai does not have any offers yet but that's why the massive offensive lineman from Gardena (Calif.) Serra is anticipating the upcoming Asante Trenchmen Academy so much.
The 6-foot-6, 339-pound prospect will be working out at the Trenchmen Academy March 16-18 at Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul and he's hoping to prove himself and get more exposure.
Four-star offensive tackle Aaron Cochran and Orange (Calif.) Lutheran teammates John Lopez and Colin Sutton are also expected to attend Asante's camp.
"I'm excited," Faletuipapai said. "That camp is getting me excited. I want to compete against the top defensive ends and I'm trying to get my name out there. I want to be one of the top o-linemen.
"It's very important to get my name out there and I'm doing this for my family because they're my No. 1 support system. I don't have any offers yet but I'm looking forward to this camp just to bring me some offers."
Washington State is showing the most interest in Faletuipapai and he was scheduled to visit for its recent junior day but he couldn't make it.
"The No. 1 school that's looking at me right now is Washington State," Faletuipapai said. "I've been looking at Washington State since the beginning.
"I couldn't make it up there. The plane ticket was too expensive so my mom told me to stay behind. I talked to the coach afterward. Coach (Dennis) Simmons, I've been talking to him for a while, and he's really on his stuff. He's been talking to me for a long time."
Faletuipapai said Oregon, Pittsburgh, Washington and Colorado are also showing early interest.