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SoCal LB lands No. 2

Linebacker Ofa Fifita (5-11, 210, 4.7) from San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley landed his first scholie offer back in March from UNLV and now the Rebels have competition from a Pac 10 school as he just landed his second offer last night.
"I received my second offer from Washington," Fifita said. "It made me feel really good. It's from the Pac 10 conference, the conference that I grew up watching. I think with the coaching change, Washington is in for a good year under Coach Sark (Washington head coach, Steve Sarkisian)."
"I was talking to my recruiting coach (Demetrice Martin) and he told me that Washington is second in the conference in graduation rate for their student-athletes," Fifita said. "That was something that was of interest to me."
"I was telling Coach Martin that I wanted to play for a stable coaching staff and he told me that Coach Sarkisian just signed a five-year contract," Fifita said. "I'm really excited about this offer."
"They (the Husky coaching staff) were telling me that they are going to bring back the tradition that Washington had back when they were winning national championships," Fifita said. "They want me to be part of it."
Vanderbilt is showing recruiting interest in Fifita. Boise State and Oregon State called the school recently. Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and Fifita's first offer UNLV are also keeping tabs on Fifita.
There is a good chance that Fifita will take in Oregon State's camp in June though it is not set in stone. The word is Oregon State wants to see him run around before they offer him a scholie.
One of Fifita's close friends is four-star offensive linemen Michael Philipp, who signed with the Beavers in February.
Fifita was an all-league selection after accounting for 137 tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced offers.
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