BREAKING: Cougs mine American Samoa for No.19

THE 2013 AMERICAN SAMOA pipeline to Washington State has been turned on. Brandon Smart, the Executive Director of Field House 100 in American Samoa, says there is one big reason why Cougar fans should be excited about the newest verbal pledge to Washington State...

Emmitt Su'a-Kalio (6-4, 250) out of Kanana Fou High is officially visiting Washington State this weekend.

But it won't be a fact finding mission for Su'a-Kalio. He made his verbal pledge to Washington State on Tuesday, says Smart, becoming Wazzu's 19th known commitment in the 2013 class.

"He's committed to WSU," said Smart. "If you can find a 6-4 Samoan that you can still add weight to, then the sky's the limit.

"And the sky's the limit on where they can play him, too."

Time will tell but Su'a-Kalio projects to likely to put on weight over the next year-plus at Washington State and play with his hand down on the d-line.

Smart said Su'a-Kalio had an offer from Utah and Colorado seemed primed to offer as well before the coaching staff changes occurred.


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SMART SAID THE Cougs have been pleased with the two commits they pulled out of American Samoa last recruiting class -- Destiny Vaeao and Robert Barber -- and that Su'a-Kalio fits the same mold.

"They signed two of our kids last year and they just do a great job in staying out in front of the next class. They've been tracking him all summer and they saw enough film on him from his senior year to be confident that he would be a good player for them," said Smart.

Su'a-Kalio, like Vaeao and Barber, is big and athletic. He's not as thick as Vaeao at this stage of the game but he's also a little more agile.

"He uses his hands so very well," says Smart. "And he has the ability to add weight without losing his athletic ability."

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