"It had a good feel to it," said Galea'i, a guard for Euless Trinity. "It just felt like it was close to home, and felt like home to me."
Galea'i had also made trips to visit Utah, Utah State and Baylor this summer.
"It's very calming now," said Galea'i said of his decision to commit. "I feel like a high school student again. It's a huge weight off my shoulders."
The huge lineman found himself comfortable in Stillwater partly because he knows several members of the Cowboys football team from playing against them in high school, including freshman Vili Leveni.
"I know him real well," he said. "We grew up in the same neighborhood and got to know each other while growing up, and then we played football against each other in high school."
Galea'i becomes the second offensive line commit in the OSU class, joining Matthew Mucha of Clear Lake (Texas) High School.