Will Hawaii WR pledge flip to WSU?

WIDE RECEIVER Kalakaua Timoteo, a three-star prospect and Hawaii verbal pledge out of Mililani, Hawaii, has been rock solid on the camp and combine circuit this offseason. Washington State took notice, offering him in late May and now Timoteo is looking hard at the Cougs.

Checking in at 6-2, 195-pounds, Timoteo is a tough receiver to defend because of his size and physical play.

The three-star prospect (pictured above) is being recruited by WSU area recruiter Joe Salave’a.

In a recent interview with Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins at The Opening, Timoteo said he’s definitely got high interest in the Cougars.

“I’m definitely looking at mainland schools,” Timoteo told Biggins. “Just because I’m committed to Hawaii doesn’t mean that my options aren’t open.

“I’m thinking official visits to Wazzu and UNLV. I want to see Washington and probably Cal, then the fifth (visit) would probably be to Hawaii.”

TIMOTEO HOLDS KNOWN offers from WSU, UNLV and Hawaii, with both Cal and UW showing increased interest.

As a junior for Miliani High last season, Timoteo hauled in 56 receptions for 1,056 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged over 18 yards per catch.

In an interview with Cougfan.com this spring, Timoteo said the Air Raid offense in Pullman is something that sticks out to him about the Cougars.

“I was really excited to hear about the stats they had,” Timoteo said. “Their offense is pass-first, which is great to hear as a receiver. It’s a wide receiver’s dream to catch the ball and score a lot of touchdowns rather than block.”

CF.C exchanged text messages with Timoteo on Thursday night and asked him if he was still reaching out to the WSU coaches. The senior was quite adamant with his response.

“Hell yeah,” Timoteo said.

HERE ARE SOME more recruiting notes for you:

• The WSU coaches are off until the end of the month. Because of this, the recruiting activity has slowed down quite a bit in July. There have been no known offers extended in the last week and the Twittersphere has been quiet. However, that is expected to change when all the coaches get back into town and as fall camp gets ready to kick off (Aug. 8).

• Another Hawaii prospect to keep an eye on is three-star Kapolei center Sean Auwae. The 6-3, 290-pounder released a top 10 in June which included Washington State. Per SunDevilSource.com, Auwae will announce his top five midway through his football season with each one of those schools making up his official visits.

• As for defensive backs, both Hawaii prospects Hirkley Latu and Luca Vartic hold Washington State offers.

• Decision time could be coming soon for Washington State RB target J.J. Taylor. In a recent interview with WildcatAuthority.com, the three-star prospect said he’s hoping to make his college decision before his senior season. Taylor holds offers from WSU, Arizona, Montana State, Nevada and a few others.

• One prospect who will be making his college decision next week is sought linebacker Bryce Youngquist. The four-star prospect informed CF.C last week that he’ll be visiting Oklahoma and Wisconsin this week before making his decision. Youngquist is down to Washington State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Arizona State and Oregon. He visited WSU earlier this spring.


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