Kailua High School offensive tackle Nilsson Gaisoa will be a Coug.
On Thursday, two reliable prep sources confirmed with Cougfan.com that the 6-5, 270-pounder has indeed given his commitment to Washington State. The news of Gaisoa's commitment was first reported by Hawaii Prep World's Nick Abramo.
Per Abramo, Gaisoa has long been a WSU commit, giving the Cougar coaches his verbal back in the fall, right at the start of the 2015 football campaign. After giving his commitment to WSU, several other schools came in to try and recruit the future offensive tackle, but it was too late, Abramo wrote. Schools to contact Gaisoa included Oregon, Colorado, Utah State and others.
"They like my pass blocking,” Gaisoa told Abramo. “And they have a passing, spread offense. I think I need to improve my run blocking, big-time.
“Washington State made the first offer and coach Joe (Salave'a) kept in touch. They kept checking on me.”
With Gaisoa manning the offensive line, the Kailua ground game rushed for 2,139 yards. The Aerial attack recorded an additional 2,149 yards. The Hawaaian native becomes the sixth known offensive line commit for the 2016 class, joining Liam Ryan, Christian Haangana, Jaelen Lewis, Keenen King and Josh Watson.