Aumua signing makes it official

IT TOOK A couple extra weeks past Signing Day but as he said he would, in an article earlier this week on CF.C, Niko Aumua has signed his Letter of Intent and is officially in the fold at Washington State. The 6-6, 230 pounder who led the California JC ranks with 25 tackles for loss and tied for the state lead in sacks with 12 will head to WSU later this summer with three to play two.

Niko Aumua led Contra Costa in 2010 with 63 tackles, (40 solo).

Aumua began as a star receiver at Alameda High but finished at a continuation school to get his high school diploma. He then sat out what would have been his freshman year of college. After making his way to Contra Costa, head coach Alonzo Carter convinced him to move to defensive end. With his frame and agility, it made sense. And as he learned the position, it made even more.

He's put on 35 pounds over the last two years and this past season, Aumua was dominant. He was the unanimous choice as his conference's defensive MVP.

A first-team All-California Region II selection, he was also named first-team All-Bay Valley Conference for his work on the edge, posting the state leading 25 TFLs, including 12 sacks, (which tied for tops in the state.).

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