Four-star linebacker Lynn Katoa (6-2, 220, 4.6) from Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood is all about winning and he is helping Cottonwood do just that as his team heads into the state quarter-final game this week.
Katoa has helped his team to 10-1 record and has been an outstanding leader for Cottonwood living up to his reputation as the complete package.
"Lynn has been a breath of fresh air," Cottonwood coach Cecil Thomas said. "He practices like he plays in the game and has been a pleasure to coach.
"Lynn has been a great leader for the defense and great leader in practice and games," Thomas said. "He keeps our defense composed.
"His numbers aren't what they were a year ago because of double teams and all the attention he gets from our opponents, but he's opening things up for our other guys," Thomas said. "He's good about his stats not being as much, he's always been about his team first. He doesn't worry about the stats and stuff, with him it is about winning."
Even though Katoa is getting double teamed, he has still been able to rack up 66 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, four pass deflections, four sacks, three blocked kicks and two forced fumbles.
On the recruiting front Katoa took an unofficial visit to Texas over the summer and has taken two official visits to Oklahoma and Colorado. He has a visit to LSU over Thanksgiving.
"Lynn had two really good trips to Oklahoma and Colorado," Thomas said. "He liked them both a lot, but he's been really low key about recruiting. He has really been concentrating on his senior season.
"He has talked about taking other visits," Thomas said. "He has two more official visits available. He could end up visiting two out of Texas, USC or Miami then he may not.
"Lynn hasn't made up his mind," Thomas said. "He may take all five of his visits, but you never know.