Is Hautau Next For The Cowboys?

This whole recruiting story is scattered on the final weekend before signing day, but it appears that Snow (Utah) Community College All-American defensive tackle Ofa Hautau is set to be an Oklahoma State Cowboy. Hautau made an official visit to OSU last weekend, and while he did not comment following his visit at least one other prospect visiting last weekend claimed Hautau said he was committed.

Fast forward to this weekend. Hautau took an official visit to Utah State.

Now as long as a prospect is visiting you really can't count on anything, but while Hautau was on his way to Utah State, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements were visiting with his family back at his home. That home visit was set up following his official visit.

Go Pokes Magazine requested photos of Hautau this past week for inclusion in the signing day issue, in case he does sign with the Cowboys. The request was granted by a Snow athletic department official who says he believes that Hautau is intending to sign with Oklahoma State.

We won't list the 6-2, 290-pound Hautau as a commitment yet, but it sure looks good for Oklahoma State. He was also recruited by Oregon State, Nebraska, Utah, Hawaii and Utah State.

Hautau recorded 41 tackles from his defensive tackle position even though he was double-teamed on virtually every play this season. As a team, Snow led the nation with 68 sacks, Hautau contributing five of those among his 11 tackles for loss.

Hautau was earlier named Western States Football League Defensive Player of the Year.

"Ofa was dominant every snap," said Tyler Hughes, who was the head coach at Snow this past season. "He has a ton of ability, obviously, but he worked hard in the weight room and on the practice field which made him so tough to handle on game day. He played with a great attitude and was a great defensive leader."

Obviously, we will be trying to reach Hautau as soon as possible coming off this weekend's visit to Hawaii.

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