Auwae's Recruitment Heating Up

Since Texas Tech offered Kapolei (HI) center Sean Auwae earlier this month his recruitment has blown up. caught up with the Auwae for the scoop on his relationship with Texas Tech, Lubbock visit plans and more.

2016 standout Toleafoa Sean Auwae of Kapolei High School on the island of O'ahu is rapidly picking up offers. Half an hour after the coaching staff at Texas Tech offered the Hawaiian center earlier this month, the coaches at Washington State also pulled the trigger. Utah and San Diego State followed in short order, and Arizona State and Louisville have now thrown their names in for the services of Auwae.

The big prospect is taking his time, though. Auwae does not expect to commit until after his senior season, citing the importance of involving his family and his coaches in the decision.

Energy and a family environment are a common theme that recruits talk about when describing their relationship with Texas Tech coaches, and it's no different for Auwae.

"(Coaches Mike Smith and Lee Hays) came by and they saw me multiple times. I'm very familiar with them. Coach Lee and I are talking on a constant basis. I can tell they're very family-oriented, which is something I look for. Coach Kliff, he's an awesome guy. Very energetic."

The Red Raiders are heading back to the Hawaiian well by offering Auwae and have multiple offers out to other island prospects such as Honolulu Kaiser guard Michael Eletise and 2017 Honolulu St. Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Freshman defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko has also reached out to Auwae.

"My boy Breiden Fehoko, he loves it up there."

With Fehoko and the coaching staff recruiting him, has Texas Tech done enough to earn a visit from the standout offensive lineman? Turns out, they'll get two.

"I'll be taking an official up there. I'll also be there in September for the Blue-Gray All-American Game and drive up to Lubbock from Dallas."

The prospect is familiar with the responsibilities of the center in the Air Raid offense, and is comfortable calling out protections - he did so all year long for Kapolei last season.

While Auwae won't be making a decision any time soon, it's worth keeping an eye on his recruitment as coaching staffs around the country vie for his commitment.

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