Decision Was an Easy One For Lauvao

The Honolulu offensive lineman was all set to visit Utah in his final recruiting trip, but believed all along that Arizona State was the school he was meant to be a part of. Thus, following an in-home visit by the Sun Devil coaches, the Farrington high school standout pulled the trigger in favor of the maroon and gold. In his first interview following his commitment, the Aloha state prospect discussed the various reasons that lead him to becoming a Sun Devil.

"I love the coaches a lot," said Shawn Lauvao . "The players are cool, and I hit it off with them right away. You could tell that the team had a lot of chemistry. Guys were down to earth and easy to talk to. The mainland is very different in its culture, but I could relate to the players. Out of all the places I visited, these players reminded me the most of the friends I have back in Hawaii."

Lauvao stated that on the night before the in-home visit, he weighed all the pros and cons of ASU, along with his other primary suitors California, BYU, and Washington. This despite his belief that the Sun Devils were his clear-cut leader for a while. "I was dropping hints to the (ASU) coaches telling them that Arizona State was my leader," he said. "But they were still surprised when I committed. Arizona State just seemed better than the other schools. I told that to my parents after each visit, but my mom wanted me to still visit all the other schools and see what's out there."

Lauvao has been recruited solely as an offensive lineman by the Sun Devils. Despite the great rapport he has with the ASU coaches and others, he's looking forward to the phone ringing less with coaches on the other side of the line, as we approach signing day on Wednesday. "I'm real excited for the recruiting to end," he said. "I'm looking forward to signing the letter with Arizona State."

The offensive lineman carries a 3.7 GPA and should have no problems qualifying.

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