David Veikune was one of the most dominating players in Hawaii this year gathering 92 tackles and 16 and a half sacks. After sending his highlight tape to CU, the Buffs coaching staff came calling with a scholarship offer in hand. Him and fellow Island star Tavita Thompson were two of only three players to be named first team all-state by both major newspapers. We get the whole story on the Buffs newest defender."> David Veikune was one of the most dominating players in Hawaii this year gathering 92 tackles and 16 and a half sacks. After sending his highlight tape to CU, the Buffs coaching staff came calling with a scholarship offer in hand. Him and fellow Island star Tavita Thompson were two of only three players to be named first team all-state by both major newspapers. We get the whole story on the Buffs newest defender.">

Colorado Lands First Defensive End

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=1097670">David Veikune</a> was one of the most dominating players in Hawaii this year gathering 92 tackles and 16 and a half sacks. After sending his highlight tape to CU, the Buffs coaching staff came calling with a scholarship offer in hand. Him and fellow Island star <b>Tavita Thompson</b> were two of only three players to be named first team all-state by both major newspapers. We get the whole story on the Buffs newest defender.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 230
40 time: 4.7
Bench: 370
Squat: 475
Vertical:'28.5
From: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
High School: Campbell

Both the Honolulu Advisor and the Star-Bulletin named the new Hawaii Buffs first team all-state. David's final stats were 21 solo tackles, 71 assisted tackles, nine tackles for loss, 16 and a half sacks, three blocked extra points, two caused fumbles, three recovered fumbles and three pass deflections. On offense he had one catch for seven yards.

David did not always live in Hawaii. He moved to the Islands from Alaska the second half of his sophomore year. He has been playing football since he was in the third grade.

Coach Cabral did the recruiting for Colorado on David, as usual when it comes to Hawaii players. He already did the in-home visit with him and Coach Barnett is expected in David's home after the Hula Bowl - in which he is coaching in.

David visited Boulder the weekend of December 12th.

"I loved the program, the coaches, and just the whole presentation of the way they set it up. Vaka(Manapuna) was my host and we just ate with the team and some other things. It was really kicked back there. I committed there the Tuesday of the week after I visited(Dec. 23rd). I talked to Tavita first and he told me that after his Utah visit he was going to make some more trips. But, then he committed the day before I did."

Colorado was David's only offer. He had sent his highlight tape to many schools and CU and Utah were the two to respond. Utah was going to try to schedule a visit before David committed. Veikune had went to Utah's summer camp as a sophomore so the Utes staff had known about him for some time.

At Colorado, David plans on a major in Computer Science. He carries a 3.1 core GPA and scored a 960 on his SAT.


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