Corvallis next up for Hawaiian DT

HE'S BECOME A late season target for the Beavs and others, the rising defensive tackle out of Hilo, Hawaii. Semisi Tokolahi, a 6-3, 290 pounder, was the Defensive Player of the Year in his district and Oregon State was out in Hawaii on two occasions in December for in-home visits. He's a soft verbal to the UW, meaning his visit to OSU will be big if the Beavers are to land him come Signing Day.

DT Semisi Tokolahi, (6-3, 290)   
Hilo, Hawaii; Hilo High

Semisi Tokolahi will take the second of a planned four official visits this coming weekend to Oregon State.

While in Corvallis, he said he'll be looking to see how he fits in with the current players on the team and at the support systems in place.

Tokolahi is scheduled to trip to Washington on Jan. 23 and Colorado on Jan. 30. Signing Day is Feb. 4.

This past weekend, he tripped out to Pullman, his first ever trip to the mainland.

"You take a visit and of course they're going to get moved up. And Oregon State this next week, they're going to get moved up. But I enjoyed the Wazzu trip. And then I'm also looking forward to the other trips," said Tokolahi.

HILO IS NOT as well known for producing D-IA football talent as are some of the other Hawaii locales but Tokolahi had a breakout senior season and has, late in the process, become one of the hotter prospects from the Islands.

He averaged 11 tackles per game and logged 11.5 sacks in being named the BIIF D-I Defensive Player of the Year and second-team all-state.

Speed, size and athleticism on the defensive line are always a sought commodity and other schools have come running after the d-tackle prospect, with reports that Arizona and UCLA are now charging hard after Tokolahi as well.

Semisi Tokolahi profile

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