Linebacker Noah Failauga commits to San Jose State

San Jose State adds a linebacker from Washington to its 2016 recruiting class.

San Jose State’s addition of Barry Sacks as the defensive line coach led to the commitment of a new recruit for the Spartans. Noah Failauga, middle linebacker of Sammamish (Wash) Eastside Catholic, recently landed an offer from SJSU and it wasn’t long before he committed.

“It all started with coach Barry Sacks,” Failauga explained. “He was over at New Mexico and then he moved to San Jose. He showed the coaches there my film and they really liked it so they ended up offering.”

Within the next week, San Jose State hosted Failauga on an official visit. The visit sealed his commitment to SJSU.

“I visited the next week and I really liked the coaches and the environment,” Failauga said. “I didn’t meet many players, but the ones I did meet were really cool. I felt like it was a really family-oriented school so that’s how I ended up committing to San Jose State.”

Failauga also held an offer from Idaho and interest from New Mexico. Originally born and raised in Hawaii, he has lived in Washington for three years.

“I’d say I'm smart and physical,” Failauga said. “I read well. I react well to the ball. I hustle every play, I play hard. I’m really physical. I like to lay the wood.”

He plans to major in engineering at San Jose State.

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