Malakai Salu was one of the visitors on hand to take in the Oregon State spring game. The three-star inside linebacker from Portland’s Central Catholic High School has become quite familiar with the Beavers’ program as he attended a couple games last fall. This visit to Corvallis was different as it was his first time seeing some of the new facilities that support the football team.
“The visit went well, I really got a chance to see and talk with the coaching staff at OSU," Salu said. "The new facilities and their plan on expanding them is what really stood out this time down.”
While on campus, he took advantage of an opportunity to speak with several of the coaches that he has been in contact with over the past few months.
“I’m primarily talking with the inside linebackers coach, Kevin Clune. He’s been telling me about what he looks for when he’s recruiting linebackers," he said. "And then Coach Woods and Coach Andersen came by my school. I was able to speak with them while I was down there after the spring game.”
Still in pursuit of his first offer, Salu is garnering a lot of attention primarily from west coast schools in the Pac-12 and Big Sky. In addition to the Beavers, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Utah, and Cal have all been in communication with the 6-foot, 240 pound athlete.
As the spring moves forward, Salu will be keeping busy with a number of different activities. He plans on running the 100 meters and throwing the discus for the Rams while also playing for Team Lillard on the 7on7 football circuit. Later on in May, he plans on participating at the Opening Regional in Oakland. He was also invited to play in the Polynesian All-American Bowl next January.
BeaverBlitz will keep in touch with Malakai Salu as his recruitment continues to unfold.