Cougs offer Hawaiian linebacker

THE NUMBERS AND the switch to the 3-4 mean the Cougars will always be in the market for linebackers -- and one of the rising 2013 prospects in Hawaii just got an offer from Washington State.

For Honolulu linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea out of Punahou High, his offer from Washington State was his fourth from the Pac-12.

Savaiinaea is quickly becoming one of the most sought after prospects in Hawaii.

"They called my coach, he told me to call them, and things took off from there," said Savaiinaea. "I talked to coach Joe Salave'a, they liked my athleticism and my academic side. They said they were going to put an offer on the table for me."

Savaiinaea said he isn't that familiar with the Cougar program, but he hopes that changes.

"I really don't know much about them," said Savaiinaea. "I am interested in learning more and getting a connection with the coaches."

The 6'3" 230lbs prospect has noticed recruiting picking up in the last few weeks and now holds offers from Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Stanford and Washington State.

"I would say it is more letters… Hearing from schools like Auburn and Mississippi, not the usual schools," said Savaiinaea. "Things are going pretty good, still talking to pretty much same schools."

The increased attention is a big motivator for Savaiinaea.

"It is a drive to do better in school and in sports," said Savaiinaea. "I train harder knowing I have an expectation to live up to, it's a boost for me."

Savaiinaea is still finalizing his full schedule for the spring and summer, but does have a few dates on his calendar.

"I'm going to Stanford junior day on March 3rd," said Savaiinaea. "Over the summer I want to go to the Auburn camp."

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