Clean sweep for Cougars in Hawaii

We had heard rumors yesterday that R.J. Willing, the all-state lineman from Hawaii, was trying to get ahold of BYU coach Gary Crowton. That's usually a good sign; if he wanted to tell the Cougs he was going elsewhere, he'd likely tell an assistant. The theory held true as BYU has shown it's back in the Islands with a vengeance.

The word on the street yesterday was that R.J. Willing, the 6-5, 310 pound lineman from Kamehameha High in Honolulu had narrowed his list to Oregon and BYU, both of which had offered along with Washington and the home favorite, Hawaii.

However, after Willing tripped to Provo over the weekend he decided that he wants to join an already strong class of offensive lineman that includes Dallas Reynolds, Jason Speredon and could be capped with the best of them all, Ofa Mohetau, the concencus No. 1 offensive lineman in the nation.

"When I went on my trip, it was the one I was most comfortable with because of the church thing," he told the Honolulu Advertiser. "It was where I fit in the best."

Willing will cancel trips to Utah and Hawaii in the next to weeks after previously visiting Washington and Oregon.

The senior was a 1st team all-state player and rated the No. 1 offensive lineman in Hawaii.


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