Corona (Calif.) Santiago offensive lineman Isaiah Folasa visited UCLA this past weekend, but the visit also acted as a bit of a family reunion, as the two star got to see his cousin, Euless (Tex.) Trinity offensive lineman Hiva Lutui, for the first time in a while.
"It was cool to see Hiva," Folasa said. "I hadn‘t seen him since last summer. I talked to him a little bit on the trip about sticking with UCLA, but he‘ll do what he wants to do. I don‘t really want to push him or anything, but he‘s going to USC this week, so we‘ll see."
For Folasa, the best part of the trip was going on a tour of the Rose Bowl, and getting a look at the facilities and the locker room.
"I thought it went really well," Folasa said. "It was a good experience. Going to the Rose Bowl was awesome."
Folasa was hosted on the trip by Wade Yandall, who gave him some good advice about getting acclimated to college life.
"He said that coming to school can take some getting used to," Folasa said. "But he also said that classes are pretty reasonable, and stuff like that, so that was good to hear."
Folasa's academic situation has been a question mark for him coming out of high school, which has left the status of his admission to UCLA in doubt, but he's hoping to get that cleared up next week.
"Things are looking better academically," Folasa said. "I'm probably going to send UCLA my last semester's transcripts next week, and then they're probably going to give me a definite answer as to if I'm in."
In the mean time, Folasa is keeping his options open. This weekend, he's planning on taking a trip to Colorado, which recently offered him.
"I'm still solidly committed to UCLA, but I am going to visit Colorado this week and see how that is," Folasa said. "I'm going to take my visit (regardless of how the grades situation turns out). I'm still going to want to check it out."
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