Folau Keeping His Options Open

Scout's Mountain region recruiting correspondent Doug Kimmel reported the scholarship offer seemingly as soon as it was out presented to linebacker Christian Folau of Salt Lake City (East), Utah. Folau said Monday night after he got home from spring football practice that the Cowboys offer just arrived this morning in the person of OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer.

"Yes sir, it just happened this morning when coach Glenn Spencer was at the school," confirmed Folau. "He is also the linebackers coach. I am committed to Stanford, but I like to keep my options open because of academics."

Told that with an offer from the Stanford Cardinal that he must be a good student, Folau responded, "I try to be."

Stanford can be a little strict. Oklahoma State was able to recruit and sign a former Stanford commitment in its 2014 recruiting class as Kirk Tucker, a safety from Tucker, Ga., will be a freshman this upcoming season.

The offers have not slowed down for the 6-1, 240-pound linebacker that earned first team All-State honors as a junior last season after registering 146 tackles with 11.5 sacks.

"No, besides Oklahoma State there has been TCU, Vanderbilt, and Washington that have come and those are just ones that have come by lately," Folau said.

Wisconsin, Utah, Utah State, and Illinois are among the others in the basket.

Folau was aware that Oklahoma State has been actively recruiting players of Polynesian heritage. Folau explained that he is half Tongan and half Micronesian with his heritage and you can tell he is proud of his family heritage. He is also proud of his involvement in school leadership and student government.

"I'm involved in our student government at school and we have some things planned this summer to plan out the school year," he added when asked what he is going to do this summer. "I'll work out for next season. We are in spring football right now, and, in fact, I just got home from practice."

Folau is a good football player. All you have to do is roll the tape to see that. He is also a well-spoken young man that it is easy to see why he has drawn such attention. Folau is a win-win kind of prospect to recruit.


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