WSU-Utah battle looming for Puyallup-area DE Mosiah Liu

THE COUGS and Utes are standing out most these days to Mosiah Liu. The 6-3, 260-pound defensive end prospect out of Emerald Ridge High in South Hill, Wash., just outside Puyallup, is eyeing his first unofficial visit to Washington State soon.

"As of now, I'm thinking Utah and Wazzu," Liu told CF.C. "There's a similar culture in both areas ... I really like both of them but I have yet to visit either of the schools."

That figures to change shortly.

"I don't know too much about the school yet but I'm hoping to visit WSU in a couple of weeks," said Liu. "But I really like (area recruiter Eric Mele) and their staff, they've been very welcoming.

"I'd just like to attend a school that has similar values. What I like about Utah is they have a lot of (LDS players) like me ... I just enjoy being around people that have similar standards and morals and I also have family out there ... but with them and Wazzu right now, no one school is above the other."

Liu spent this past season at Northgate High in Walnut, Calif., but moved to South Hill for his dad's job. He holds offers from Washington State, Utah, Montana and Utah State. He's starting to hear more from Oregon and Oregon State.

"Wazzu, they like my ability to get through the o-line so quickly ... they said they enjoyed seeing how agile I was at the weight I am," Liu said.

Despite his 6-3, 260-pound frame, Liu is also an accomplished prep outfielder at Emerald Ridge, he was recently named first-team All-SPSL.

He said he plans to make his verbal commitment mid-season after he takes some official visits (though he said he can also see pushing out the call to right after the season).

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