Katoa Flooded with Early Offers

Lynn Katoa is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker prospect from Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is drawing early recruiting interest from local schools as well from a quartet of out-of-state BCS programs. Katoa already has five offers to choose from with more likely on the way. So where do the Cougars fit into the picture?

"I have offers so far from Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Utah and Oregon," said Lynn Katoa. "I like all those schools and will look at all of them before making my decision."

Katoa intimated that he is in no hurry to commit, but he does want to make his selection by the start of next season. "I just want to get it behind me, so I can concentrate on my final year," said Katoa.

Katoa rotated between inside and outside linebacker last season for the Cottonwood Colts, tallying 90 solo tackles and 13 sacks.

"I probably like playing outside better," said Katoa. "You can get a head of steam better lining up outside and rush better from there."

Katoa mentioned his speed as his best attribute. He recorded a 4.58 forty time at a combine at Weber State.

"I'm very good sideline to sideline," said Katoa. "I have very good speed and I pursue very well."

Katoa wants to commit and sign with the program that best matches what he wants in a school. "I want to go to a good team that will give me a chance to play and become the best player I can," said Katoa.

In the early stages, Katoa was leaning toward playing out of state, although he will consider whatever local schools recruit him.

"I just want the experience," said Katoa about living out of state. "Just to go somewhere I haven't and experience some different things, it would be cool and a great experience, but I don't really know at this point."

In regards to in-state schools Katoa mentioned that he sent tape early on to both BYU and Utah. BYU has yet to get back to him, buy Utah has already offered him a scholarship.

"I like the coaches at Utah, but don't really know anything about BYU," said Katoa. "They haven't sent me anything, so…"


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