One of the Beehive State of Utah’s best lineman for the class of 2005 is Samu Sitake (6-3, 270, 4.9) from Salt Lake City (Utah) Highland. Sitake and his Highland teammates saw their season come to an end in the state semi-finals 34-21 to Provo (Utah) Timpview.
Sitake plays both ways as a nose guard and offensive guard. On the defensive side of the ball Sitake racked up 50 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He was also pretty good on the offensive side of the ball.
Good thing too, since Sitake projects as an offensive guard on the collegiate level.
“I had a lot of pancake blocks, but I’m not sure of the exact number,” Sitake said. “I pancaked (four-star defensive tackle) Matt Reynolds during the semi-final playoff game.”
Since September Sitake has received phone calls from Boise State, Washington State, USC, Oregon, Utah State, Utah and BYU.
Sitake can’t take visits until he takes the ACT, which has scheduled for early December.
“All of the colleges calling me told that once I take my ACT we will talk about visits.”
“Samu is very explosive,” Highland offensive coordinator Brody Benson said in an earlier interview with Rivals.com. “He just explodes off the ball.”
“Samu is a hard worker who is participating in track just to build up his speed,” Benson said. “Though he will throw the shot, Samu is also doing all the sprint work to enhance his quickness.”
“Samu is very aggressive and has a nasty streak,” Benson said. “He has the ability to really let it loose on defense, but turn it on another switch and play more contained , smart football on offense.”