Ofahengaue enjoys visit

Moana Ofahengaue visited Arizona this past weekend and came away impressed. Read on to see what stood out, what position he will play, and what his plans are now.

It is no secret that Arizona needs help on the defensive side of the ball and one of its visitors this past weekend is a player that the coaching staff hopes would contribute early.

6-foot-4, 200-pound Saratoga Springs (Utah) Westlake athlete Moana Ofahengaue did not use too many words to describe his visit.

"The visit went really well," Ofahengaue said. "I liked it a lot and I definitely had a lot of fun."

Ofahengaue says that there were numerous items that stood out on his visit, including hanging out with possible future teammates and fellow recruits.

"We got there and went to dinner and met our hosts and then the next day we went to the basketball game, which was fun," he said.

"After that we went to dinner and went to a game room and hung out with our hosts and drove around to see everything, which was nice because we got to see the whole campus and surrounding parts of it."

Ofahengaue says that he was impressed with his interaction with the coaching staff, as it made him feel welcome and presented how he would be able to fit in with the Wildcats.

"The coaches were telling me that they are adding a lot and needing a lot, so it was convincing," Ofahengaue said. "They told me a lot of people are saying they will do something, but these guys are actually doing it."

Ofahengaue has the ability to play numerous positions on defense, but says that Jeff Casteel has a specific plan for him.

"They are recruiting me at defensive end," Ofahengaue said. "It is a new coaching staff with a 3-3-5, but it will be two strong tackles and a speed end."

Ofahengaue is currently not leaning towards one school, but knows of one more official visit he will take.

"Honestly I am not sure what the next step is," Ofahengaue said. "I am visiting Utah this weekend and I would not call any school a favorite to be completely honest."

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