Junior To Watch: Washington OL Viliamu Kuaea

For pure raw power, there may not be a stronger offensive lineman on the West than Lakewood's (Wash.) Lakes Viliamu Kuaea. Kuaea is a beast on the field and could be the top overall offensive lineman in the Northwest next year.

Kuaea, 6-4, 315 pounds is a weight room warrior and benches almost 400 pounds. He has incredible strength and it carries over on the field as he's able to man handle opposing defensive lineman at the high school level. Not only is Kuaea big and strong but nasty and has the mean streak all colleges love to see in an offensive lineman.

As a junior, Kuaea totaled 22 pancake blocks playing offensive guard and also saw time at defensive tackle. The offensive side of the ball is definitely his favorite and where he's getting recruited at right now.

On the recruiting front, Kuaea is hearing from Nevada, Washington, Nebraska, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State, Penn State, Eastern Washington and Oregon State.

"Nebraska is my top school right now followed by Washington, Oregon, UCLA and Arizona," Kuaea said. "The things I'm looking for in a school are location, academics and how strong the football program is. I want to go to a big time football school which is why I like Nebraska and Washington a lot right now."

Academically, Kuaea needs to do some work in the classroom but is moving in the right direction and is confident he'll qualify. The big lineman will attend the Nike Camp in Eugene as well as Eastern Washington's summer camp.

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