Lynn Katoa: Visits on the Horizon

Texas locked up its 17th commitment in the class of 2008 when the first out-of-state prospect, Nolan Brewster, gave his verbal to the Longhorns Monday afternoon. The thoughts of the Horn faithful have now shifted to another out-of-state kid. Salt Lake City, Utah linebacker Lynn Katoa heard back from the Texas coaching staff on Monday and big plans are ahead.

"They just told me that all the defensive coaches watched my film and were very impressed," Lynn Katoa told Inside Texas. "They want me to come to their spring game. They liked my film a lot, but it is Mack Brown's policy to meet players before he offers a scholarship. I am going to go to the spring game and see where things go from there."

Like Brewster, Katoa is no stranger to the Lone Star State. He grew up rooting for the Longhorns as a kid and lived in the Metroplex area as recently as three years ago.

"I lived there previously. I moved about three years ago. I grew up watching Texas football. They have always been one of my favorite teams," Katoa said.

Despite living in Texas, Katoa has never seen the campus in Austin. His trip to the Longhorn spring game will be his first to the 40 Acres.

"When I go to the spring game, it will be my first. I am really excited. I think I am going to go up to USC and then to Texas after that. I am especially excited about visiting Texas. They have been my childhood team since I was young," Katoa added.

Katoa's top schools are Oklahoma, Texas, USC, Texas Tech and Colorado. He already holds offers from three of his top five (OU, Tech and CU). Does he expect the Horns to offer during his visit?

"You never know what can happen. All I know is that the defensive coaches really liked my film a lot," Katoa said.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Katoa racked up an impressive 109 tackles during his junior season at Cottonwood. Even more impressive is that 60 of those tackles were in the opponents' backfield.


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