Recruit Update – Waylon Lolotai

The summer is a busy time for recruits who want to play at the Division I level. In addition to their off-season workouts, many athletes with scholarship aspirations travel around the country showcasing their skills at summer camps hosted by potential college suitors. One such camp commenced at BYU last Friday.

This past week, BYU hosted a football camp for high school football players. One of the tight end prospects in attendance was Waylon Lolotai, a 6'3", 215-pound tight end/defensive end from Lafayette, Colo.

Unfortunately for Lolotai, he was not able to participate in either the position drills or the agility tests (40-yard dash, vertical leap, etc.) because he tweaked his hamstring earlier in the week at a football camp at the University of Utah. His injury will also prevent him from attending a camp this coming week.

"I'm supposed to go to the Colorado camp tomorrow," Lolotai said, "but I won't be able to because I hurt my hamstring. But there's another camp in July at Colorado I want to go to."

Since Boulder is only 15 minutes away from his home, Lolotai fully expects to attend that second camp. Lolotai said that he has been impressed with the Colorado campus and that his father graduated from the university.

Colorado, Colorado State, Utah and BYU are the four schools that are showing the most interest in Lolotai, but he is waiting for his first offer. "They're all good schools," he said. "They're all even. I'm going to take my time before I decide."

Wherever he decides to play, qualifying will not be an issue. "I'm a good student," said Lolotai. "I took the ACT and got a 27."

Lolotai's position will not be a factor either, as he feels comfortable on both sides of the ball. In fact, for his Centaurus High School Warriors, Lolotai is the ultimate warrior. While the Warriors went undefeated in conference play last season and made the state quarterfinals, Lolotai was busy catching 24 passes for 596 yards and six scores. He also had 79 tackles, seven for loss including three sacks on defense. He even played special teams.

"I play hard," he said. "I don't come off the field. I play both ways and on special teams. I'm pretty tired the next day, but it's worth it."

Lolotai also battles for his high school's volleyball and wrestling squads.

This summer is he looking to improve his speed and strength. Before he pulled his hamstring, he ran 4.8 forty. He hopes to get that down to 4.7 or even 4.6.

Total Blue Sports will continue to monitor Waylon Lolotai as he performs at football camps this summer and on the Colorado high school gridiron in the fall.

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