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Ofahengaue claims impressive list

Moana Ofahengaue already claims a bunch of offers but the Lehi (Utah) Westlake defensive end is not rushing the recruiting process as he just takes his time, gets to know some coaches and then later will figure things out.
Ofahengaue, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect, said Utah, BYU, Oregon State, Washington, Nebraska, Cal, Colorado, Arizona and Utah State have all offered but that he still hasn't set up any unofficial visits for the next few months.
His early favorite is Florida State because he has a good relationship with defensive line coach Odell Haggins and Ofahengaue said he wants to learn more about the program and possibly get down to Tallahassee at some point.
"I'm really looking at Florida State," Ofahengaue said. "I talked to their d-line coach, Odell Haggins, and he just seems like a really nice guy and seems interested.
"I haven't really known much about their program but I like how they are with me. Their d-line there is really fast and they get off the ball. I just want to make it to the NFL and I feel like they're a good team for that. A lot of good defensive linemen have gone to Florida State."
Even though Ofahengaue is from the state of Utah, staying in-state to play for either the Utes or BYU is not a priority, he said.
South Carolina and Notre Dame have also started to show interest so Ofahengaue plans to cast a wide net to figure out which school is best for him. Soon he will figure out where he can take some trips to help with that process.
"It doesn't really matter to me if I stay in the state," he said. "Football is football no matter where I go."
Ofahengaue said he has not developed a visit list yet for this spring and summer but that he would like to see Florida State and Notre Dame.
The defensive end also has not finalized a camp schedule but performing well at those could certainly land the Utah recruit more offers.
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