A Complicated Decision for Kneubuhl

EULESS, Texas -- It was not easy for Nila Kneubuhl (Kasitati) to come to a final decision, but he did. After getting the whole story the picture was much clearer.

It looks like Nila Kneubuhl (Kasitati), a 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end from Euless Trinity High in Texas was waiting on a sign.

And he may have gotten it on Wednesday in a big way. It appears he was all set to sign with Baylor and join his teammate Suleiman Masumbuko and play for the Bears.

And after the dust settled it became apparent why he would want to do so. The Sooners were only offering him a grey-shirt opportunity.

But the second fax to come through the football offices in Lubbock, Texas was one from Cooper Washington, a defensive end from Muleshoe, Texas.

Trinity LB Coach John Thompson said he thinks that decision may have ennded up playing a huge role, because the greys0hirt Nila was supposed to wear with the Sooners (if he went to Norman) has been 90% lifted.

"They can't say for sure," said Thompson. "But with the numbers, it looks like it's not going to happen (the grey-shirt, that is)."

As for Nila's mother, Thompson said, "She was pretty set on OU. That was the one place she went to visit. She's actually been up there a couple time. She liked it."

"Nila liked it a lot, too. It wasn't just her. Their family decided it (OU) was the best decision for him."

Kneubuhl (Kasitati) was one of the more punishing blockers from his spot at tight end in the region as a senior in 2010 and was elevated in to the Texas 100 in the latest batch of rankings by Scout.com.


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