Filimoaetu enjoys weekend in Ames

After watching the Utah offense shred the Cyclone defense this past weekend, Mt.San Antonio (CA) College defensive end Bojay Filimoaetu knows just how much of a factor he could be if he chose to commit to Iowa State.

"I think I could really impact the team if I come to Iowa State," said Filimoaetu. "I could see myself there helping out a lot on the defensive line because it doesn't seem like they have much depth there."

The 6-foot-2, 255-pound defensive end told CSR that everything about the environment in Ames over the weekend was amazing.

"The academic center was amazing and you can tell that the academic support is great," said Filimoaetu. "They lead the Big 12 with a 79% graduation rate which is really impressive. I also loved the stadium and getting to see the players walk in before the game. I could feel the vibe with all the screaming Cyclone fans and you could smell the hot dogs and burgers which really created a great setting for a college football game."

Another highlight for Bojay's visit was getting to know one of the other fellow recruits and one specific Iowa State Cyclone.

"It felt really good to see that they were recruiting Walton (Taumoepeau) and then we both got to talk with Matt Tau'fo'ou to see what it is like for a fellow Polynesian at Iowa State," said Filimoaetu. "Matt told us that really likes it at Iowa State because of the academics and because of its family atmosphere. Walton and I talked and agreed that if one of us commits to Iowa State that the other one will likely follow suit. It would great to play with him."

Bojay may eventually choose Iowa State but right now he's not looking to make a decision right away.

"I have so much respect for Coach Rhoads and I really enjoyed getting to know him as a person but I'm still not ready to make a final decision," he said. "I will likely take my other four visits after the season and then make my decision."


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